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THE summer sales throughout the Costa Blanca were the most disappointing since the present recession began. Not even the VAT increases which led to higher prices have given rise to extra business before their introduction on September 1. The president of the Association Corazón de Alicante reported “between 30 and 35 per cent fewer sales compared to last summer. “It has been the worst summer since the economic crisis,” he said. Pedro Reig, President of Covaco, a regional trade • Turn to Page 6

Fire pay out SMILES ALL ROUND: But summer holidays are over, and it’s back to school.

Expensive return to the classroom IT’S back to school for millions of children next week. For parents the challenging aspect of family budgets has been faced in recent

days, with one survey in Spain indicating back-to-school costs range from €300-€700 per child in state schools, and more in private.

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BENITACHELL - with 70 per cent of its residents foreign - is among 19 Alicante Province towns with more expatriates than Spanish.

A DROP in summer tourism to the Costa Blanca has resulted in the lowest registered Benidorm hotel occupancy rates since 2009.

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Desalination plants rescue tourist areas MANY tourist areas would have been without water this summer without the much-criticised desalination plants in Alicante and Murcia. Drought, plus a structural failure in the Tajo-Segura pipeline, prevented water transfers and threatened the domestic supply in Torrevieja and La Manga as well as Alicante and Murcia. Desalination plants in Murcia’s San Pedro del Pinatar and in Alicante city have instead worked at capacity this summer, processing 6.5 cubic hectometres of water in July compared with 0.3 hectometres during the same month in 2011. Thirty per cent of the area’s water already comes from the desalination plants including Murcia, 40 kilometres from the coast. The remainder usually comes from the Taibilla river and the Segura-Tajo pipeline “There would probably have been supply problems without the plants. They were a good solution,” said Adolfo Gallardo de Marco the central

Body found THE body of 25 year old Vicient Alegre Izquierdo from Valencia was found last week in the cave Marina De Benitachell. It is thought he became trapped unable to escape.

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HELPFUL: Many areas would have been without water this summer. government’s representative on the Canales de Taibilla water board. The present PP government has little enthusiasm for the desalination plants, introduced by their PSOE predecessors. Despite a €1,600 million investment, they only functioned at 16 per cent capacity, complained

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Environment Minister, Miguel Arias Cañete earlier this year. But the plants would in any case have increased production, regardless of government reluctance. Brussels, which provided most of the money for them, told Spain earlier this year that the plants could not lie idle.

IN a bid to improve and develop the tourism industry in Calpe, the mayor and local councillor to the Serafin Castellano are working together.

Jazz in Denia POPULAR jazz and swing band Picolissima Jug Band finished the summer with a performance in Denia.

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Couple in €12m expat swindle jailed A COUPLE is now behind bars having swindled 120 Spanish expatriates out of £10million (€12.6m). The fraud has left some of the expatriates penniless and without homes. John Hirst, aged 61, was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court in the UK to nine years after admitting conspiring to defraud and money laundering relating to a ‘Ponzi’ scheme targeting expatriates in

Mallorca. His wife Linda was sentenced to two-and-a-half-years for money laundering. The couple used the cash to fund a lavish lifestyle including expensive houses and luxury holidays plus wedding celebrations in Las Vegas and Mallorca, the court heard during the six-week trial. A third person, financial advisor Richard Pollett, aged 70, was found guilty of

conspiracy to defraud and was jailed for six-and-a-half-years. Judge Durham-Hall said that those targeted were mainly ordinary, hardworking expatriates who put their pensions and savings into the scheme after being promised huge returns and a risk-free guarantee. Of the £10million invested, only around £4million has been repaid.

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MEASURES are being taken to enable Alicante province to become more energy efficient. It is believed the reduction of energy use is directly linked to the development of society.

Cruising around ONLY 150 of the 1,500 passengers aboard a cruise ship which docked in Alicante’s port last Sunday left the ship to visit the city.

Those forgotten THE city of Alicante was subject to 71 bombings during the civil war which left 481 people dead and a further 790 injured. Miguel Angel Perez Oco pays respect to the memory of those who lost their lives in his book ‘25 of May’.

ALICANTE’S residents that have been suffering due to the economic crisis are being helped by the Red Cross with basic food products and hygiene kits being distributed to grateful families.

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F you want the cheapest airline tickets, then check out Tuesdays! In a consumer watchdog Which? survey into 1,174 flights within Europe with Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways, some Sunday flight costs soared 175 per cent compared to two days later. Flying from London Gatwick to Alicante with easyJet on a Tuesday on average saves 25 per cent compared to travelling on a Friday, the survey revealed.

Meanwhile the £100 (€125) cost of a Barcelona to Heathrow ticket with British Airways on Tuesdays leapt to £275 (€343) on a Sunday, while the £100 (€125) cost of a Heathrow to Barcelona ticket with British Airways on a Tuesday leapt to £150 (€187.5) by Friday and Saturday. Which? said: “People can save a significant sum if they can be flexible changing the day or time they choose to travel.”

Fallen palm tree causes alarm in Alicante ANOTHER palm tree has blown over in Alicante, causing alarm in the city, as similar situations have arisen this summer. Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident that took place on the Avenida Costa Blanca. The town hall believes the possible cause may be damage to the trunk, probably caused by vehicles that park nearby, although technicians say this is not conclusive. Another factor could be the recent high winds in the city, and obviously with summer now over, the risk of wind will increase.

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POLICE are to open an investigation in Alicante city after reports of a jewellery shop selling various items falsely as real gold. The origin of the items in question has not been discovered

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ALICANTE general hospital has some of the most experienced liver transplant professionals in Spain, around 1,200 transplant operations a year are carried out.

THE Mayor of Benidorm along with members of the town hall have been in discussions with tour operator, TUI, to improve the image of the popular tourist resort.

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Every day I think about coming home

Alexia Garcia, translator and interpreter with a degree from Alicante University, speaking about her decision to leave Spain and move to Holland in 2010 in search of work opportunities.

Swimming prohibited SWIMMING in some of Denia’s beaches was recently banned due to the outcome of a microbiological analysis which showed traces of bacteria in the water. Local police and Red Cross put up the red warning flags and members of the public were advised not to swim within a 500m radius of the area.

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kilos of tomatoes were thrown into the streets of Buñol, Valencia in the town’s annual Tomatina Festival. Local councillor Rafael Pérez said despite the recession the same amount of tomatoes were used as in 2011.

A 46 year old man from Alicante had to be rescued by helicopter from Ordesa National Park. The experienced hiker got himself into difficulties which caused the accident. He was later taken to the local health centre.

Sport events FINESTRAT’S town hall are to organise sporting events and activities in the area with the Bruton group. September will see Alicante’s road race and swimming challenge in La Cala Finestrat.

Men arrested Three men were arrested last week in Alicante. A German man aged 47 and two Colombian men wanted by Italian authorities, all face charges of human trafficking and prostitution and face

and finally... A MADRID comic shop has been named the best in the world. Arika Comics will receive the Eisner Prize for ‘best shop’ at the International Comics Convention in San Diego, US, next weekend, thereby becoming the first Spanish shop to receive the award.


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Free kayaking LOCAL Albir residents aged 15 to 35 enjoyed a week of sport, sun and beach from August 21 to 28 organised by the Youth Department in collaboration with local business, Albir Hammocks.

Path approved PLANS to build a 1,422 metre long pedestrianised walkway and bike path have been approved. The local council believe the project is very important due to Altea being a popular tourist destination.

Poetry recitals BENISSA’S cultural centre organised music and poetry recitals around the public fountains/baths for members of the public. There were poetry readings by candlelight with music and dinner.

Market set for return to Benitachell area BENITACHELL’S New Street Market it set to return on Tuesday. It will be held between 10am and 2pm at the Alaire shopping centre on the Benitachell to Moriaira road. Previously it was held on the first Wednesday of the month, but was cancelled by Benitachell Town Hall. After extended talks with the mayor it has now been agreed that the market can be restarted on a Tuesday, so as not to compete with the local town market. “I am excited to see this market start again after a two-month

POPULAR: The market will be based at the Alaire shopping centre. break,” said Tash Lewis, owner of the Book-X-Change. “We have

Sunday, the cause of which is currently being investigated. Fireman battled to control the flames and by releasing the adjacent boats they successfully managed to limit the damage. Authorities also concentrated on the

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been working in this market since last December and it was truly one of our most successful venues with customers travelling miles to enjoy all that is on offer.” Alaire shopping prevention of fuel leaking centre offers a mix of into the sea. market stalls along A total of three fire with Mercadona and engines were called into Aldi supermarkets, action and although there other shops and bars. were no serious injuries, health care authorities Potential stall reported that two people holders should suffered from smoke contact Stue McCall inhalation. on 616 367 746.

Two boats destroyed in blaze TWO boats were destroyed in a fire which raged in El Campello’s port on Sunday. The fire is thought to have started in one of the boats called the ‘Zodiac’ and as flames grew they set the second boat alight. The blaze took place just before 1pm on

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A MAN uncovered a medieval sword and a 33 foot well beneath the living room floor of the home where he has lived for 25 years in Plymouth, Devon.

Doggy shrink ONE of the Queen’s pet corgis will receive professional help from animal psychologist Roger Mugford, to correct the animal’s aggressive behaviour towards other dogs.


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Record rainfall in Gandia GANDIA was particularly badly affected by last week’s storms along the Costa Blanca, with rainfall equalling 60 litres of water in one hour. Streets were left flooded and problems ensued for many beach front properties.

Kart crash A 25-YEAR-OLD was left with serious head and neck wounds after a head on collision with another go kart in Finestrat’s karting centre. The youngster was taken to a Benidorm clinic then transferred to Alicante’s general hospital.

Cannabis find POLICE detained a 26year-old in El Campello who was found with a total of 11 cannabis plants with a total weight of 4.3kg of marijuana. It was believed that the detainee was cultivating the plants with the intention to sell.

Beach rescue A 54-YEAR-OLD lady was saved after suffering a heart attack whilst sunbathing on Calpe Beach. Due to the swift actions of the lifeguards on Calpe Beach last week she was taken to the medical centre and remains in a stable condition.

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Calpe excavation find RECENT archeological excavations in Calpe have uncovered what appears to be a street from the XIII century, proof of urban planning. Archeologists working on the Pobla dílfach site stated they can confirm the existence of a street 1.30 metres wide formed by stones. The recently discovered

street also forms part of what may be an extremely old fashioned looking pavement. More than one archeological site exists in Calpe due to it’s strategic coastal location, remains have previously been found which signify the presence of inhabitants in the region dating back to the bronze age.

Food festival GANDIA recently held an open air food festiva. A wide range of local products were on display, also some more hands-on activities such as food and drink demonstrations made the four days a big success with locals and tourists alike.

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GENEROUS: Mosaic’ helpers with ‘Iceland’ food trolleys.

Mystery woman donates €3,000 By Benny Davis A MYSTERY woman has donated €3,000 cash to a Christian charity box in Javea Iceland supermarket. In this age of greedy bankers, overpaid footballers and fat-cat management, her generosity has restored faith in the human race for supermarket managers, Kevin and Helen Gabriel. The supermarket has been displaying a ‘drop-ina-box’ for the Mosaic Christian organisation requesting food donations for the poor and needy for two years. Over the period, they have met with some measurable success, but the € 3,000 tops them all. The donation has now been used to buy nine trolleys of perishable food. And the woman - on learning that the charity had recently lost their church premises additionally donated €500 towards the purchase of a fridge freezer. ‘Mosaic’ Pastors’ Peter and Tricia Cox were almost lost for words by the woman’s kindness and generosity. “When we received a phone call from Iceland asking us to collect nine trolleys of food, we couldn’t

believe our ears, especially as we are celebrating our second anniversary. What a present! “Unfortunately as we are an organisation without a home, the sorting and distribution of such a generous amount of food became much more difficult, but when the news got out, various kind folks offered their garages as temporary facilities. “Our prayer now is that someone will offer us a dry

storage unit in Javea at a peppercorn rent. We would like to thank Iceland for their ongoing support and our lovely lady benefactor not only for her overwhelming kindness, but also for giving us the renewed belief that maybe anything is possible, even flying-peppercorn pigs.”

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SPECTACULAR SHOW: A night-out at Benidorm Palace.

Guest reward THE scheme to reward guests at Servigroup Hotels on the Costa Blanca with a spectacular night-out has been extended by an extra two months until October 31.

In June the hotel group began inviting their guests to see a show every Wednesday at the Benidorm Palace, one of the most spectacular nightclubs in Europe.

Poor sales bring summer gloom From Front Page employers group, agreed that the summer sales this year seemed to go largely unnoticed. “Sales are not what they were, and never will be the same again,” he said, referring to the government plan to allow retailers to offer discounts throughout the year, rather than only during the traditional winter and summer sales periods. But Covaco did note that in odd tourist areas, due in part to foreign visitors and to a lesser extent the Spanish, the sale of appliances increased, perhaps due to the impending VAT rises. Reviewing the sales, Donna Adams of The Dress Agency in Albir which sells new and nearly new designer clothes, shoes and accessories, said August was dead “with much of the marked down summer stock unsold. We had been hoping for a better summer sales.” Meanwhile, Sophie Daffi of Continental Interiors in Gata De Gorgos, north of Calpe, which sells oak, ash and solid wood furniture, said the sales in July and August were poor. “However, we are about to receive new collections and currently have 30 per cent discounts on many items,” she said. But for The Entertainment Store in

Javea, the August sales proved good. Selling DVDs, books, games, audio accessories, stationery, greetings cards and drinks, Michael Clanty remarked: “The clients were predominantly local to the area, including Spanish along with German and British expatriates.” With many shoppers facing increased prices following the VAT rises, nationally supermarket giants Lidl and Mercadona have both announced that they will not pass on the increase to customers. Lidl said that thanks to their ‘business policies based on constant production improvements and cost reductions’ the company will not have to pass on the VAT increases. Both companies said the added VAT costs would be taken from their margins to avoid affecting sales. Carrefour also plans to give VAT discounts to shoppers over 65. There are also indications that some Costa Blanca businesses, including cafés, restaurants and bars, will try to absorb the VAT rises. One local trade insider said where possible it was better to absorb the tax increases out of profits, ‘otherwise it could be that a loyal customer will just move to a competitior who has not increased the tax levels’.

A TEACHER in Wiesbaden was ordered to pay a €400 fine for putting a pencil down a student’s shirt to draw attention to her ‘inappropriate clothing’. The student was ordered to do community work for retaliating on the internet.

Pink stinks THE Kinder Surprise pink ‘just for girls’ products have been attacked by Pinkstinks Germany because they supposedly depict ‘stripper fairies’, which they believe can pass negative gender roles to children.

Olympic bill GERMAN hockey gold medal Olympians may be held liable for a €500,000 bill for damages done to the MS Deutschland cruise ship during their victory celebrations.

Senior excuse A GRANNY who was sent to prison in Düsseldorf for smuggling cannabis for traffickers from Holland tried to excuse herself saying she had only done it to stay active and not out of any ‘criminal impetus.’

€190 clutch A €190 ‘durable’ paper bag marketed as a men’s clutch for the German fashion label Jil Sander’s autumn 2012 collection has reportedly already sold out.


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€6.8m boost from load of rubbish AROUND 140,000 tons of household waste from towns in the south of Valencia province are to be sent annually to the processing plant in Alicante city. In return, the city will receive €6.8 million. The Councillor of Services, Andres Llorens, has said the Alicante plant is currently “underused.” The Valencia waste will boost city revenue by around €49 per tonne. This money will go towards processing services, which are being reviewed and which may be put out for tender at the end of this month, Llorens revealed. It is estimated that with the new waste the plant will be working at 80 per cent of capacity.

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Four held for theft from disabled man FOUR Romanians who stole €850 from a partly disabled 84-year-old in Alicante have been arrested, Guardia Civil officers have revealed. The man using a walking frame had just withdrawn the money from a bank in Salinas when three women approached asking him to join a Non Government Organisation by filling in a form. While distracted, one allegedly took an envelope with the cash from his pocket and ran to a waiting vehicle, the officers said.

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New women’s help centre visited ONE of the new women’s centres in Alicante City has been officially visited by Raquel Chacon Enrique Navarro, secretary of family solidarity. The main objective of the visit was to show appreciation to the hardworking professionals involved. Each day, 16 specialists work in the 24-hour help centre to find solutions to social violence.

Among the professionals are psychologists, lawyers and social workers. The 24-hour women’s centres have been designed to help individuals and reduce the number returning to the centre. Statistics indicate from around 1,000 that attend the centres, just over 50 per cent make an official complaint to police about incidents that have

Terrace plan: should help swell coffers ALICANTE council’s decision to relax the rules regarding bar terraces should swell city hall coffers and generate employment. The council expects to earn an extra €84,000 each year while bars, cafes and restaurants should see an increase in turnover. Takings could rise by €200 a day, providing work for an extra 50 waiting staff. Around 300 business-owners will take advantage of the new regulations, the council believes. Using these areas will cost €3 a month for every square metre occupied. The newly approved bye-laws allow bars, cafes and restaurants to set up chairs and tables on their terraces at 8am – an hour earlier than at present. Terraces are also allowed on the central strip of boulevards and promenades separated by a roadway from the establishment itself.

A ban remains on plastic terrace furniture emblazoned with advertising. Only wicker, wood, canvas or treated plastic are allowed, preferably in white or beige. Permanently-fixed awnings, pergolas or umbrellas will not be allowed and flower troughs and planters must be removed each night. “The new bye-laws were brought in to boost economic activity,” said Oti GarciaPertusa, who heads the council’s roads and streets department. The council is aware that antismoking laws are a problem for the restaurant and bar industry, she Formerly, tables andChairs and tables now allowed. added. chairs were allowed only on The pavements more than four new regulations, it was hoped, metres wide. This has now would help the many been reduced to three although establishments which could not at least 1.8 metres must remain before offer the option of an for passers-by. outside terrace.

occured before entering the centre. “This means more than 45 per cent of incidents are not reported, with this making it difficult to detect what measures should often be taken,” said Navarro. A €525,000 grant application has been proposed to aid and help develop various social centres, organisations and individuals in the region.

Going digital ALTEA is to begin basic digital literacy courses this month, funded by Alicante city council to the tune of €1,800. The course is based on the belief of a significant divide between people with and without access to information technologies. It is hoped those taking the course will have fewer fears of new situations in terms of looking for employment and furthering careers. The course will begin on Monday with a diploma upon successful completion.


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Another objective was to pay suppliers owed money by local and regional governments. “There will be no more bills hidden in drawers; that has got to finish,” he said, warning that anyone awarding public sector contracts without estimates would be pursued. Rajoy touched on other themes currently occupying Spain’s headlines. Referring to the release of ETA prisoner Iosu Uribetxebarria - ‘Bolinaga’ - on humanitarian grounds because he has cancer, he said he was aware the decision ‘disgusted’ many people, including himself, ‘but the government has to act PRESIDENT: Mariano Rajoy. within the law.’ “Naturally I understand that the government’s He also accepted the Constitutional Tribunal’s measures are hurting the public, but society is ruling that the Bildu party, close to nowbehaving responsibly,” the president said. disbanded ETA, could participate in Basque Region “even though I might not like it.” Help will be forthcoming for Cataluña, whose government wants an unconditional bailout. Each day, 16 specialists work individuals and reduce the Spain’s financial system in the 24-hour help centre to number returning to the centre. “is absolutely safe,” he find solutions to social violence. Statistics indicate from around declared. Among the professionals are 1,000 that attend the centres, “I am totally convinced psychologists, lawyers and just over 50 per cent make an the euro is irreversible. social workers. official complaint to police about Spain will remain in the The 24-hour women’s centres incidents that have occurred eurozone,” he added, have been designed to help before entering the centre. “and in better condition.” MATTHI

I CANNOT fulfil election promises, Spain’s president, Mariano Rajoy admitted. The ‘reality’ of the current situation prevents this, he admitted to ABC newspaper in his first full newspaper interview since winning last November’s general election. The interview was also published in leading newspapers in Italy, France and Germany. “I’ve no magic wand and I did not promise miracles,” he said, but he remains confident he can help Spain emerge from one of the most difficult times it has ever known. “We will get out of this with endeavour, perseverance and faith in ourselves,” he said. “Growth and job creation are the goals”, Rajoy said, with a pledge to lower income tax as soon as he could.

Women’s help centre visit ONE of the new women’s centres in Alicante city has been officially visited by Raquel Chacon Enrique Navarro, secretary of family solidarity. Main objective of the visit was to show appreciation to the hard working professionals involved.

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Go east for business IN anticipation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, Shuvalov called upon Russia to heighten levels of trade and industry in the untapped Asian economy.

Faith defence THIS week, in response to the desecration of four crosses, Duma member Alexander Sidyakin submitted a bill proposing tougher punishment for sacrilegious acts.

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Experts to seek answer to the ‘cypress fire miracle´

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By Benny Davis THIRTY international experts are to fly in later this month to try to discover why some green, healthy cypress trees survived a fire. A fire that devastated around 20,000 hectares (49,500 acres) of woodland around the Valencia town of Andilla in July, mysteriously left a clump of 946 Cypress trees virtually unscathed, while surrounding pine, oak, holm, juniper and gorse trees were destroyed, according to Spain’s leading daily El Pais. Even more extraordinary according to BernabÊ Moya, director of forests for the provincial delegation of Valencia, is that though the trees were packed close together, the fire did not advance

UNSCATHED: A clump of cypress trees were untouched by the fire. through the higher branches. The overall mystery has reopened the debate surrounding forest regeneration. There is no consensus among scientists about

cypress trees ability to fight or stop fire. “I knew the cypress was used as an acoustic screen and windbreak for insulating, for example, a

Unwelcome noise for boat owners BOAT owners in Alicante port have signed a petition to be presented to the marina captain against a disco bar for noise pollution, including playing music until 8.30am.

Luis Carrasco, one of the people affected by the noise, said sailors looking for a peaceful stay on yachts for a few nights often left after one night .

highway, but I didn’t know about its ability to resist fire,â€? admits Rafael Serrada, vice president of the Society of Forest Sciences. RaĂşl de la Calle of the Official Association of Technical Forest Engineers is more sceptical. “We will have to find out what really happened. The cypress is not a very combustible species, but to the point that it doesn’t burn at all – sorry, there is no such thing as a fireproof tree,â€? he says. The enormous resistance of the cypresses has raised the possibility of using the species as an ally in fighting forest fires: one tree to save another. BernabĂŠ Moya said: “They could be planted strategically to reinforce the firebreaks in hard-to-reach areas.â€? Other scientists disagree saying “Introducing a species that isn’t native is a mistake as it changes the ecosystem and endangers the rest of the flora. Fallen cypress leaves give off a substance that acidifies the soil - similar to that of the eucalyptus - which prevents anything from growing below.â€?

PROTESTS are planned tomorrow (Friday) when the new school year officially begins in Valencia. Teachers and parents plus the Plataforma per L’Enseyament Public, which brings together parents associations, teachers and unions, plan protests against education cutbacks. The first protest will take place tomorrow and will involve teachers and parents and on Monday the Plataforma has called a meeting to plan demonstrations for the next month. “The reasons are many: higher ratio of pupils per group, fewer supply teachers‌ schools find more difficulties when planning for the new year and people should know about this,â€? sources from the Plataforma said. A week later, Secondary Schools will start the academic year with less subsidies per student.

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Councillors face ‘death threats´ in chambers By Benny Davis JAVEA councillors and members of the public dived for cover when activists invaded a council chamber screaming death threats and making loud explosions. No-one was injured in the incident by the three roughly clad ‘activists’ who were enthusiastic amateur actors commemorating an historic event dating back to 1812. Records show that during the War of Independence against Napoleon’s rule, the French destroyed the ancient castle of Fontana, looting and killing. Actors Bartholomew Bas, Francisco Pastor and Anabel Chulvi, narrated the ancient acts as recorded in a play written by historian Antoni Espinós, emphasising the incredible violence of the day which included the mass slaughter of 16 residents. The play is officially listed as being ‘small and humorous.’ Additionally a book will soon

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Alfaz arrest Belgian A 52-YEAR-OLD Belgian man was arrested in Alfaz on suspicion of taking part in an armed robbery in Belgium in 2004.

Rugby club ALTEA´S town hall in collaboration with La Vila Rugby club and Valencia’s federation of rugby have been making plans to develop and expand their rugby club with pre-season activities starting this month. COMMEMORATION: ‘Activists’ invade council meeting (September 3, 2012) be published which chronicles this looting and other events that occurred in Xàbia and the Marina Alta and consequences of the French War. The script for this small, humorous play was written by historian Antoni Espinós based on written records that inspired legends such as the

Groc de Sala guerrillas and the Campaner. Looting lasted two days and as well as private houses it affected the parish church, the convents of the Augustinos and Minimos and the cemetery graves. It also represents one of the repeated attacks suffered by

the town archives which have led to a lack of written records of Xàbia’s most important historical events. A book will soon be published which chronicles this looting and other events that occurred in Xàbia and the Marina Alta and consequences of the French War.

Bike show MORE than 1,000 people took part in this year’s Costa Blanca bike show which was held on Sunday at the Parque de los Eucaliptos.


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SPORTS: Training programme to help athletic career.

Aid for top athletes ALICANTE’S council is looking at a €100,000 training programme for top athletes. The programme aims to contribute training and preparation of aspiring athletes the deputy of sports, Pascual Diaz said, especially those unable to support themselves whilst trying to further a

career in sports and ahtletics. To be eligible for an athletic scholarship, applicants must be resident in Alicante and be part of the sports team community. Levels of individual achievement determine the allocation of subsidiary funds.

Money lesson from bishop to help needy WHEN families organise celebrations that generally follow wedding services, communions or christenings, parish priests could suggest that they donate the cost of just one guest to the Caritas charity, Bishop Manuel Esteban said during his sermon at Palencia Cathedral. He also said a “Good Samaritan. Help the unemployed” collection would be made at every church and parish hall in the diocese of Palencia, to help those in need.

SEVENTY per cent of Spanish unemployed people would accept a job offering less than €1,000. However, a recent Manpower recruitment agency poll revealed a third of 9,000 people in a survey would not accept less than €800. There was also a gender difference in pay requirements, with 32 per cent of men unwilling to accept less than €1,000, but only 28 per cent of women. Minimum wage normally accepted by workers depends on living costs.


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Boar hunting could make a comeback

FLASHBACK: Archive photograph of women riders in training, attempting to spear a stuffed sack at full gallop.

By Benny Davis HUNTING wild boars on horseback with a spear an ancient tradition that was practically extinct is making a comeback in parts of Spain. Despite criticism from environmentalists and animal rights activists, Castilla-La Mancha regional government is planning the final legislative step that will modify existing hunting rules to accommodate ‘spearing boars on horseback’, which is being demanded by hunters as a new blood sport category. Although not yet legally encoded, several hunting grounds have been offering the possibility of spearing wild boar for some time. Practitioners claim that historic records of this tradition go back centuries. But the green group Ecologists in Action considers it “a bloody, savage practice worthy of barbarians.â€? Enrique del Ă guila founder of the Club Internacional de Lanceo, or the Pigsticking International Club, according to the English version of the website, describes the group as “a gentlemen’s club, which organises hoghunting for our customers.â€? In the early 1900’s, pig sticking was a popular equestrian sport for women in England. Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scouting movement, wrote, “I never took the usual leave to the hills in hot weather because I could not tear myself away from the sport.â€? English humorist Willie Rushton suggested that Baden-Powell’s love of pig-sticking is a good reason for any selfrespecting scout to “hand in his woggle.â€?

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BLACKENED: Hillside charred by the Malaga fire.

Counting the deadly cost: raging fire means multimillion clean-up operation By Nicole Hallett VICTIMS of the biggest fire in Malaga Province for 20 years continue to count the cost. Insurance officials are also looking at figures after the killer blaze which started last Thursday evening destroyed 200 homes and engulfed 8,225 hectares of land (the equivalent of 13,000 football pitches), almost 85 per cent of it forest, and the remainder agricultural and urban land. As the fire spread throughout the night it raged in half a dozen municipalities, including Coin, Alhaurin, Mijas, Marbella, Ojen and Monda. Helicopters and planes continued to damp down 48 hours later, by which time residents from outlying districts were using the weekend to take a closer look at affected areas. The blaze started in Barranco Blanco in Coin municipality and Guardia Civil officers are continuing to question people in the area in a bid to reveal the source of the blaze. The leading theory is that it was started intentionally. With temperatures well above 30ºC when the fire started, dried scrubland and vegetation following the hot summer, combined with gusting winds of more than 30 kilometres an hour at

times, saw the flames quickly spread over 12 kilometres, forcing around 5,000 people to be evacuated, including from La Cala Golf Resort Hotel. Police went door-todoor ordering families out of their homes as the flames approached. Killed in the blaze was a 54-year-old German who returned with his wife to their home in La Mairena after being evacuated. His charred body was later discovered, but not that of his wife. Five people were also injured including a German couple aged 59 and 60 who remain in a critical condition in hospital. They suffered more than 50 per cent burns. The devastation left in the wake of the fire will mean a multi-millioneuro clean-up operation, including reforestation projects and reconstruction of housing and infrastructure. Many of those who have returned home from the emergency centres that were set up have been left without power. The social network Facebook (FB) played an integral role during this disaster in which some householders lost everything. While the fire raged, FB members updated others on how it was spreading. A FB group called SOS Volunteers Andalucia was also created to provide a

social communication and information exchange platform. It now has thousands of members. Early on during the emergency, various points were organised, including the Iceland stores in Fuengirola and Puerto Banus, for people to drop off donations, including clothes and food. “The response was overwhelming,” said an official. “People have come from all along the coast with items to donate, filling hundreds of trolleys.” A horse box arrived from Axarquia filled with items donated by people in Herradura and the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, among others. Many donated items have been taken to a central government dropoff point and to the Red Cross for distribution. Anything left has been stored and is being sorted. Meanwhile, the group has since set up an interactive website – www.sosandalucia.com – which provides updated information. The international community is also collaborating with various organisations, including local charities, media and town halls. The group’s plan is to continue to serve as a centralised platform for any other potential future emergency situations.


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Stat of week 77% of Spanish aged 45 - 66 believe they will have to work until they reach 70, a poll by the ESADE business and law school in Barcelona has revealed.

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Bank HQ in €2 bn feud SANTANDER may be forced to buy back a €2 billion complex that includes the Madrid headquarters of its banking group. At present Santander holds a 40-year lease on the complex - which includes a hotel and an 18-hole Seve Ballesteros golf course - and pays €100 million a year rent. But now two men who bought the

freehold from Santander in 2008 Europe’s biggest property deal at the time - now find themselves at the centre of a complicated feud and are understood to be planning a move that could see the company set up to hold the site - Marme Inversiones - move operations out of Spain. According to a report in the UK’s Sunday Times newspaper such a move by UK-based tycoon, Glenn Maud and Irish financier, Derek Quinland could lead to an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund THERE will be no more VAT or income tax rises in pushing for control. 2013, President Mariano Rajoy has pledged. Such a move could set off a complex chain reaction which might allow AN aspiring Vietnamese mechanic has used Santander to claim scrap metal and an old Suzuki to design a up to €500 million in prototype of Batman’s motorbike, the Batpod. compensation. According to the Sunday Times, it would additionally cause a €650m loss THE “very strong” recent government financial on complicated measures will help Spain make “further progress at interest rate swap the European level,” International Monetary Fund derivative, causing spokesperson Gerry Rice has said. the feud to explode within weeks.

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Like! Mr Facebook spends €563,000 on jet set life WHAT’S it like to be a high-flying boss? Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg spent $692,679 (€563,153) on private jets for himself, family and friends last year, an airline report reveals. Zuckerberg needs to charter private aircraft for business and personal travel because he would be subject to ‘stalkers and other kinds of crazy’ on scheduled flights,

the report added. The total spend included the cost of chartering planes, crew plus catering, but did not identify the number of flights, passengers carried, nor the percentage of business compared to personal travel. DOWN TO EARTH: Mark Zuckerberg spends lots of time at 35,000 feet.

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Retirement cash a worry for most MOST people are failing to take steps to ensure they will have enough money to fund comfortable retirement, says Prudential retirement expert Smith Hughes.

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GREEN tax contributions to a typical annual dual fuel bill costing £1,310 (€1,637) reached £91.50 (€114.3), almost double the amount in 2010, according to www.energyhelpline.com.

THE UK economy will grow as early as next spring, predicted Bill O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

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£££ THE £1,500 (€1,825) Apprenticeship Grant for Employers will be reformed and expanded to make more companies eligible and to encourage training, government sources say.

Spelling out harder time with VAT rises HIGHER IVA – Spain’s value added tax (VAT) – that came into effect last Saturday brings higher electricity, gas, water and phone bills. Telefonica clients will have already noticed that the new rate was applied to their bills for August because these are paid in September. Electricity providers have followed suit and a user whose electricity bill averaged €77.68 in July will pay €78.5 for power consumed in August. The average 2002 power bill was €42.83, according to the FACUA

In Madrid, for example, charges rose an average 11 per cent. Taxi fares have also been subject to a 2 per cent IVA rise. Drivers should wait until tariffs are revised at the end of the year before deciding whether to pass on the increased VAT to passsengers, advised the CTE, their professional association. The current situation makes it “neither prudent nor reasonable” to raise prices, according to the CTE. Airlines are also uneasy about the VAT increase although this affects only national flights, as international flights are exempt. “But any tax that discourages consumers affects tourism,” said the ACETA business association. a possible truce in the IVA on new cars has companies’ ‘patent battle.’ increased from 18 to 21 per cent. The sector is in no condition to absorb the JAPAN’S government could increase, say run out of funds by manufacturers’ association October, Finance Minister Anfac and importers Jun Azumi has warned. Aniacam. New car sales fell 9.5 per cent during the first half of this year compared with A EURO collapse would 2011 and the volume of take 10 per cent (€3.5 sales is likely to drop to trillion) off the German 700,000, Anfac believes. economy, according to In contrast, seven out of national economic adviser every 10 cars sold this year Lars Feld. will be second-hand, predicts GANVAM, Spain’s association of used vehicle dealers. THE average youth But whether a car is new unemployment rate in the or second-hand, the 2.54 Eurozone would rise to 13 per cent rise means a 60per cent if Greece were to litre tank now costs €2 leave the euro, says UN more to fill, although VAT International Labour accounts for only a third of Organisation senior the taxes on petrol and economist, Ekkehard Ernst. diesel fuel.

consumers’ association. The latest VAT rise means electricity has risen 86 per cent in 10 years, an average of €36.83 a month or €441.96 a year. This latest power increase is the third this year, following a 7 per cent rise in April and approximately 4 per cent in July. A VAT rate rise on public transport fares from 8 to 10 per cent has seen the average cost of a ticket on an AVE high speed train increase from €118.8 to €120. Independently of the VAT rise, some regional governments have also increased public transport costs.

EXTRA BUSINESS... EXTRA BUSINESS .... EXTRA A rich view PEOPLE should drink less and work more if they want to be rich, according to Australian mining heiress Gine Rinehart, the world’s richest woman.

Lead by Lego THE ‘Lego Friends’ toys colourfully marketed towards girls have earned the Danish company Lego €267 million, despite being criticised for gender stereotypes.

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www.euroweeklynews.com WITH the Olympics still fresh in our minds, this is a good time to use a sporting analogy to explore a popular investment approach. One event that combines all the qualities listed in the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) is the decathlon. Decathletes have to train for and be skilled at 10 different disciplines, quite a Herculean task. To win a gold medal they need to have speed for the sprinting events, stamina for the distance events, strength for the field events like shot put and technique for events like the pole vault. This is very impressive, but there is a group of athletes who consistently outperform even the best decathletes. The individual event champions deliver far better performances in their area of expertise. At these London 2012 Olympics, decathlon gold medallist Ashton Eaton ran the 100m in 10.35 seconds. Usain Bolt took just 9.63 seconds in the individual event. It’s probably unfair to compare anyone to Usain Bolt, but the results of the other nine disciplines tell the same story. For example, Eaton threw the javelin 61.96m, while the individual event gold medallist achieved 84.58m. Eaton reached a height of 5.2m in the pole vault compared to the individual champion’s 5.97m. The specialist performed better than the generalist every time.

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You would not expect Usain Bolt to also specialise in the pole vault or javelin, specialists tend to be just that - specialists. There are many situations in life where a specialist performs more efficiently and delivers better result than a generalist, and this is particularly true in investments. Just because an investment manager is skilled at managing UK equities, for example, does not mean he will be as successful at managing US or Japanese equities. Managers also tend to specialise in a certain style of investing, and these styles move in and out of favour according to economic and other factors. They will therefore produce impressive results in certain conditions, but below average ones in others. Some investors rely on just one or two fund managers to look after their investment

capital. However wouldn’t you prefer to have individual specialists managing the various areas of the market your capital is invested in? You can benefit from a team of specialist investment managers though “multi manager investing”. Today most investors agree that holding different asset classes and different regions and sectors in their portfolio spreads risk. Multi manager funds add a third, and increasingly important, level of diversification in your portfolio. If you invest in a multi manager fund, you benefit from a team of specialist managers, as well as diversification across multiple investment styles within each fund, with different managers looking after each style. As an example, let’s look at the US Equity Fund offered by Russell Investments, which is recognised as a specialist in sophisticated multi manager investing. There are nine specialist managers looking after this one fund (as at June 2012), covering four styles: growth, value, market-oriented and beta reduction, and even these are split into sub-sections. This complementary blending of managers and styles can reduce investment risk, regardless of what style is in favour, and help provide more

consistent returns through different market environments. Just like a strained muscle would hamper the decathlete in all his events, if prevailing market conditions are unfavourable to a single manager’s investment approach, performance may suffer. Multi manager spreads risk as it lowers the investor’s dependence on the success of a single manager’s approach. Russell Investments carefully selects each manager based on “best in class” criteria. This means that investors can benefit from the expertise of some of the world’s leading managers across their whole equity portfolio. Russell devotes considerable resources to identifying, hiring and managing some of the best money managers in the world. It has over 200 investment analysts dedicated to finding, assessing and monitoring investment management teams globally. They aim to select managers with an exceptional ability, strong track record, robust processes and complementary skills. In the year to March 2012 it researched over 9,000 investment manager products,

selecting 221 of them for specific assignments. Going back to the sporting analogy, in the world of athletics individual champions can easily change from year to year. The same can happen with investment managers, but the multi manager firm’s research is designed to find the next champions. Each of their funds is also constantly monitored, so that managers can be changed as and when necessary to improve performance for clients. Multi manager investing is not designed to attempt to win a gold medal in just one particular season. Rather, it aims to produce consistent results, season by season, over a long-term period. It is a suitable investment approach for various investors with different needs. However you should always discuss your requirements with a professional wealth manager like Blevins Franks, as your investment strategy should be targeted to meet your personal objectives. Blevins Franks combines investment advice with effective tax planning strategies to maximise wealth preservation opportunities. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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NET VOLUME 539.62

Admiral Group PLC

1149.00

-37.00

-3.12

314.58

Aggreko PLC

2350.00

-10.00

-0.42

244.73

AMEC PLC

1121.00

11.00

0.99

181.77

Anglo American PLC

1773.50

23.50

1.34

1,678.59

Antofagasta PLC

CU RR EN CI ES

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PRICE(P) C O M PA N Y Aberdeen Asset Mngnt 279.55

0.79125

1.25695 Units per €

United States $..................................................... 1.25695 Japan Yen ¥.......................................................... 98.4581 Switzerland Francs............................................... 1.20078 Denmark Kroner ................................................... 7.45128 Norway Kroner...................................................... 7.30912

1132.00

25.00

2.26

666.22

ARM Holdings PLC

559.75

-14.25

-2.48

1,615.81

Ashmore Group PLC

327.25

-1.75

-0.53

287.74

C O M PA N Y

Associated Brit Foods

1331.50

7.00

0.53

156.17

British Am Tobacco PLC 3328.50

AstraZeneca PLC

British Land Co PLC

541.00

1.50

British Sky Broad Gr...

768.75

7.50

BT Group PLC

221.40

3.80

1.75

8,688.62

C O M PA N Y Centrica PLC Compass Group PLC

VOLUME 1,630.92

711.50

3.00

0.42

687.72

8.00

0.72

515.11

Croda International PLC 2386.50

32.00

1.36

49.86

Diageo PLC

1746.25

21.50

1.25

802.45

303.10

1.28

0.42

1,676.00 2,426.60

Eurasian Natural Res

227.10

2.00

0.89

NET VOLUME

Experian PLC

1015.00

11.00

1.10

622.66

600.23

Fresnillo PLC

1624.50

63.00

4.04

562.41

0.28

633.09

G4S PLC

255.00

2.10

0.83

1,874.99

0.99

346.72

GKN PLC

214.65

1.10

0.52

1,433.33

1431.25

6.00

0.42

3,743.39

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 27.00

% C H G. 1.04

1116.50

CRH PLC

EVRAZ PLC PRICE(P)

PRICE(P) CHANGE 330.10 3.40

0.82

2937.75

2.00

0.07

743.17

Aviva PLC

327.55

1.45

0.44

2,264.64

Babcock Intnal Group

939.75

3.00

0.32

234.11

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

323.35

4.90

1.54

2,211.44

Bunzl PLC

1127.50

4.00

0.36

227.43

Glencore International

382.35

-2.65

-0.69

22,053.18

Barclays PLC

183.90

0.61

0.33

6,900.00

Burberry Group PLC

1353.50

-1.00

-0.07

460.43

Hammerson PLC

460.15

2.85

0.62

395.67

BG Group PLC

1299.50

11.32

0.88

1,573.85

Capita PLC

721.75

-1.00

-0.14

271.48

Hargreaves Lansdown

626.75

5.50

0.89

183.72

BHP Billiton PLC

1858.50

23.00

1.25

2,162.05

Capital Shppng Cntrs

339.55

1.60

0.47

841.33

HSBC Holdings PLC

550.75

3.70

0.68

5,181.11

443.62

2.25

0.51

7,709.65

Carnival PLC

2161.50

2.00

0.09

183.38

ICAP PLC

315.10

-2.60

-0.82

552.43

IMI PLC

BP PLC

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MMM 3M Co 92.60 AA Alcoa Inc 8.56 AXP American Express Co 58.30 T AT&T Inc 36.64 BAC Bank of America Corp 7.99 BA Boeing Co 71.40 CAT Caterpillar Inc 85.33 CVX Chevron Corp 112.16 CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 19.08 DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and C... 49.75 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 87.30 GE General Electric Co 20.71 HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co 16.88 HD Home Depot Inc 56.75 INTC Intel Corp 24.83 IBM International Business Machine... 194.85 JNJ Johnson & Johnson 67.43 JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co 37.14 KFT Kraft Foods Inc 41.51 MCD McDonald's Corp 89.49 MRK Merck & Co Inc 43.05 MSFT Microsoft Corp 30.82 PFE Pfizer Inc 23.86 PG Procter & Gamble Co 67.19 KO The Coca-Cola Co 37.40 TRV Travelers Companies Inc 64.74 UTX United Technologies Corp 79.85 VZ Verizon Communications Inc 42.94 WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc 72.60 DIS Walt Disney Co 49.47

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858.50

-2.00

-0.23

271.68

Imperial Tobacco Group 2480.50

25.00

1.02

721.72

InterContinental Hotels 1620.50 International Consolidtd PRICE

CHANGE NET / %

Emmis Communications Corporation $ 2.50 Saba Software, Inc. $ 9.40 Zion Oil & Gas Inc $ 2.86 Video Display Corporation $ 4.60 Splunk Inc. $ 34.40 Perceptron, Inc. $ 5.70 Cache, Inc. $ 3.38 Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. $ 15.82 ZipRealty, Inc. $ 2.24 Reis, Inc $ 11.69 Central European Distribution Corporation $ 2.73 Elbit Imaging Ltd. $ 2.22 Silver Standard Resources, Inc $ 14.83

0.49 / +24.38% 1.42 / +17.79% 0.39 / +15.79% 0.61 / +15.29% 3.90 / +12.79% 0.60 / +11.76% 0.32 / +10.46% 1.42 / +9.86% 0.20 / +9.80% 0.91 / +8.44% 0.21 / +8.33% 0.17 / +8.29% 1.09 / +7.93%

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Intertek Group PLC ITV PLC Johnson Matthey PLC

$ 17.58 $ 9.08 $ 29.19 $ 2.31 $ 2.95 $ 18.058 $ 2.37 $ 2.02 $ 4.35 $ 3.33 $ 11.35 $ 5.26

3.09 14.95% 1.4199 13.52% 3.03 9.40% 0.20 7.97% 0.20 6.35% 1.0305 5.40% 0.12 4.82% 0.10 4.72% 0.21 4.61% 0.16 4.58% 0.54 4.54% 0.24 4.36%

15.00

0.93

219.92

142.15

0.30

0.21

2,524.41

2812.00

-3.00

-0.11

84.23

84.00

0.75

0.90

1,734.56

2418.50

15.00

0.62

138.35

Kazakhmys PLC

606.75

13.50

2.28

1,244.48

Kingfisher PLC

2,692.75

273.85

-1.80

-0.65

Land Securities Group PLC 791.50

0.50

0.06

377.83

Legal & General Group

129.00

1.00

0.78

3,421.04

Lloyds Banking Group PLC 33.44

0.13

0.39

36,061.81

Marks & Spencer Group

357.90

0.10

0.03

1,354.88

Meggitt PLC

396.65

1.40

0.35

248.50

Morrison Supermarkets

277.35

-2.60

-0.93

2,238.17 1,461.87

National Grid PLC Next PLC Old Mutual PLC

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Pearson PLC Pennon Group PLC Petrofac Ltd

688.50

5.50

0.80

3632.00

57.00

1.59

156.19

167.00

0.50

0.30

888.05

1208.50

14.00

1.17

276.45

737.75

1.00

0.14

403.70

1511.00

8.00

0.53

246.03

Polymetal Intnal PLC

973.00

5.00

0.52

311.44

Prudential PLC

787.25

0.25

0.03

917.49

Randgold Resources Ltd 6425.00

105.00

1.66

126.95

Reckitt Benckiser Gr PLC 3587.50

28.00

0.79

321.66

6.00

1.02

1,328.40

Reed Elsevier PLC

596.25

Resolution Ltd

216.20

0.40

0.19

992.82

REXAM PLC

426.05

2.08

0.49

391.58

Rio Tinto PLC

2795.50

60.66

2.22

2,814.44

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 837.25

16.50

2.01

1,839.56

Royal Bank of Scot Grou 223.60

-2.70

-1.19

3,686.28

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

2294.00

22.50

0.99

597.64

RSA Insurance Gr PLC

114.10

0.02

0.02

1,796.18

2810.25

31.00

1.12

321.37

303.70

7.50

2.53

2,598.66 973.12

SABMiller PLC Sage Group (The) PLC Sainsbury (J) PLC

329.25

1.53

0.47

1422.00

0.00

0.00

41.67

Serco Group PLC

565.25

2.50

0.44

204.43

Severn Trent PLC

1733.50

3.00

0.17

127.19

Shire PLC

1925.00

10.00

0.52

286.35 296.56

Schroders PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

666.25

-0.50

-0.07

Smiths Group PLC

1047.00

1.25

0.12

134.36

SSE PLC

1380.00

12.41

0.91

526.53

Standard Chartered PLC 1390.50

-1.00

-0.07

742.84

Standard Life PLC

267.20

2.00

0.75

1,064.42

Tate & Lyle PLC

660.50

4.50

0.69

200.08

Tesco PLC

338.60

2.02

0.60

3,812.26

Tullow Oil PLC

1385.00

22.00

1.61

1,305.81

Unilever PLC

2279.50

15.00

0.66

396.76

United Utilities Gr PLC

712.25

3.06

0.43

685.09

Vedanta Resources PLC

890.50

23.00

2.65

434.65

Vodafone Group PLC

182.92

1.40

0.77

15,339.63

Weir Group PLC

1634.00

2.00

0.12

284.39

Whitbread PLC

2131.00

2.00

0.09

130.52

Wolseley PLC

2592.50

50.00

1.97

330.02

WPP PLC

824.75

10.00

1.23

1,427.04

Xstrata PLC

945.70

-6.78

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Time is not money, say the Greeks GREECE is back in the spotlight after asking for more time to achieve its deficit reduction target. Indeed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with Angela Merkel in Berlin and Francois Hollande in Paris to present new proposals which would involve delaying the timeframe originally agreed by two years to reduce Greeceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deficit to less than 3 per cent of GDP, whilst arguing that such delay would not result in extra costs for other EU countries. This would take the end of the Greek budgetary adjustmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; programme from 2014 to 2016, a necessary measure according to Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras to avoid further drastic austerity measures which would feed the recessionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicious circle and dampen down any recovery hopes. However, German Finance Minister Wolfang Schäuble replied immediately that more time usually means more money, adding that such a request points towards new demands from Greece which is under the scrutiny of auditors from the IMF, ECB and European Commission. The verdict is expected early October. Meanwhile Spain is falling a little bit further into recession, recording a 0.4 per cent drop of its GDP in the second quarter

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of 2012. This confirms the tricky situation in which the fourth largest EU country finds itself in with domestic demand in decline, record unemployment and international demand and tourism not sufficient anymore to lift the national economy. Investors are convinced Spain will have no choice but to ask sooner, rather than later, for further EU help to reduce the interests on its debt which is now costing almost â&#x201A;Ź35 billion. Even so Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared on many occasions that the nation will wait to understand the

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Charity fundraiser stays positive fighting cancer Charity fundraising expat Tina Sanchez got engaged on the second date and is currently organising a swank event at The Polo House. Nicole Hallett reports. How did you get involved with Future events? charity work? A gala dinner and prize draw at The Polo A colleague roped me in six years ago House, Marbella, to raise money for Ciudad starting with buying things for poor de los Niños on October 4. We are still people on World Vision, followed looking for businesses to donate by animal charity AAA, Caritas, prizes. Contact metrobanus Cudeca and the Malaga @hotmail.com to donate. orphanage Ciudad de los Craziest thing you have Niños. done? How much have you Getting engaged on the raised? second date to my husband Around €3,000 in cash, of 10 years, Javier. We although I am mostly married two years later. involved in getting food and Scariest experience? other items for the poor and Finding I had ovarian cancer in children. I could not even begin to count March. Within days I had a hysterectomy and this value. am now halfway through chemotherapy. Have thing changed since the How have you coped? economic crisis? I try to stay positive and never give up. I Absolutely. Now it is more difficult raising work at Metro Restaurant in Puerto Banus donations and getting people to attend and my boss has been really flexible with my fund-raising functions. hours. Read the full interview on www.euroweeklynews.com/features/interviews

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EWN COMMENT The luxury of regional pride ON top of Spain’s EU bank bailout and the spectre of sovereign rescue, Cataluña, Valencia and Murcia have sent out their own mayday calls. They owe €145 billion, of which €36 billion must be refinanced this year. Aided by lottery loot the government set up an €18 billion rescue fund in July but the arithmetic is not promising. Autonomies and nationalist pride come at an exorbitant price these days.

The vicious circle RECEIVING the €400odd allowance available after unemployment benefit is exhausted will depend on looking for work for the previous 30 days. As though it were that easy! After a month, the

majority will not find a job because there are none around and there are no jobs because there is no money around. And there is no money because there are no jobs. And so on to miserable infinity.


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FOLLOWING the front page story (Costa del Sol, Issue 1413) about the opening of the new runway and complaints about noise levels; we have a huge problem now. We live between the villages of Valle de Abdalajis, Alora and Pastalero; inland from Malaga. Both day and night low-flying planes come directly over the top of our valley and house. It is so loud that it starts many of the neighbourhood dogs barking. It is absolutely intolerable. We have about 20 houses in our little valley and it is very remote and is why we love it here. Due to the heat we leave our windows open, but the noise is intolerable and we can no longer sit outside enjoying our previously peaceful garden. Tony Lloyd, inland from Malaga Editor’s note: Airport authority AENA has installed a sound level meter in Cartama to collect data on noise levels generated by Malaga’s airport during August and September. Technicians will then study the information. In the meantime complaints can be sent to the Airspace and Environment Department. GABagp@aena.es.

Sleeping on job I BELIEVE I know one of the reasons many people choose to go to supermarkets rather than the smaller shops (Issue 1416). Supermarkets are open from morning until evening without closing in the middle of the day for a few hours. This is true for all shops. In the centre of Fuengirola I can see that many of the shops are suffering. These are the ones that close for siesta. Yet just a bit further up in the large Miramar Shopping Centre where the shops stay open all day, they seem to be enjoying a far better trade. Equally so, most of the cheap Chinese stores seem to do well, however the only one I know of that closes in the middle of the day – which was located on Carretera de Mijas – has closed. Jane Harder, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

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takes my breath away. How can people be so preoccupied with bulls and other animals when they eat them. They should be ashamed of themselves. First stop eating animals then protect them. Go to have a look at how they are killed. I am proud to say I am more than 80-years-old and have never tasted anything that comes from an animal, including meat dairy. Please do not ask the silly question where I get my protein from. At my age I walk six miles every day. So please let the animals live. Stop eating them, it will even help the climate change. R.Nedelec, Marbella (Malaga)

Born to sniff IN regards to the article on dogs sniffing out the red palm weevil in trees (Issue 1417). This makes one wonder why it was not thought of before. Dogs rely on their sense of smell to interpret the world much in the same way people depend on their sight. The area of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analysing smells is

around 40 times larger than that of a human and can smell between 1,000 and 10,000 times better, depending on the breed of dog. KH, Calvia (Mallorca)

Taxing thought I READ that Mayor Chalvi is delighted to be able to spend €1.5 million on the refurbishment of the Arenal area. His taxpayers wish he would show equal enthusiasm about repaying the excessive IBI extracted from them over the past seven years. I think that he talks the talk of good government, but like most politicians, when it comes to walking the walk, he becomes somewhat lame. He pleads poverty, but still seems to find plenty of cash for fireworks and rock bands! Eric Brown, Javea (Alicante)

Driving tonic THIS should interest those who need to take a medical for their driver’s licence. Catral now has its own ‘psicotecnico’ centre where my wife recently obtained hers for €20, instead of the often quoted €30-€50. It is carried out in a matter of 20 minutes or so. For those that do not speak Spanish the receptionist can help them with a reasonable understanding of English. We just turned up for our test with no problem. The centre is more or less opposite the small Consum supermarket, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. You should take your original residence

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Proud legacy I WAS annoyed by the insinuation in ‘EWN Comment’ (Issue 1416) that London should somehow be ashamed of its connection with Oliver Cromwell. As a Londoner I am proud of our association and the legacy he has left us. He rid us, both of a treacherous king and the concept of a divine right to rule. He gave us a strong parliament, a professional army and made us respected throughout Europe. Granted he didn’t do much for theatres, church music or Christmas but you can’t have everything. Don’t believe the monarchist propaganda.

Ken Bethell, Mazarron (Murcia)

Public outrage I AGREE with Mike Walsh (Issue 1417) in regards to the fury towards a two-year sentence on three women who cavorted on the altar of one of Moscow’s most revered places of worship, screaming blasphemies and obscenities. If this had happened in a Muslim place of worship the penalty would have been far more severe than a two-year sentence. Just look at the recent beheading of 15 men and two women in Afghanistan by Taliban. Their crime? Being at a late night party with music and dancing where there were men and women. Apparently this is immoral. In my mind, this should provoke far more public outrage. Also, what about the women who are raped and then stoned to death for their ‘crime’ according to Sharia law; the same law that Muslim Extremists seek in the UK. Something we should fight at all costs. LH, Torrevieja (Alicante)

Power bill shock WE were already bracing ourselves for the VAT tax increases on September 1, but I see we are going to be done again by backdating the bills like electricity. How do they possibly justify putting it on the August bill as well. There is no way anyone can receive their bill in August so is this just a marvellous way of raising extra money. DJH, by email

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Paralympic Torch Relay: Double gold-winning cyclist Simon Richardson lighting the cauldron at the lighting ceremony in front of the Paralympic Agitos outside Cardiff City Hall, Wales. impairments - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like a culture shock. I hasten to add I have no problem with the disabled. Over the years I have

been in touch with the infirm probably more than most through various charity organisations; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the sheer volume of

individual tragedies that has suddenly confronted us that I find disquieting. Anyway, congratulations to all the participants.

Before I do leave the subject however, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the antics of Barbara Windsor and Boris Johnson were particularly clever. I actually found their emulating people who have lost their legs, bordering on the downright offensive. Nothing constructive was achieved by the actions of this patronising pair of Wallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, except get them in the newspapers. Wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it great to see the ignoble art of squatting (no pun intended) made a criminal offence this week? With total predictability, there they all were. Grubby looking left wingers and do gooders, all whinging about the fact these parasites would now have nowhere to live. My God, just think. Some of them will probably have to get a job! Nothing gives them the right to take over and reside in other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property without permission. Nothing allows them to trash another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place of abode. If you want to drop out, get a tent or drop back in and earn your own. Otherwise good riddance . Keep the faith. Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

Right on wrong I ADMIRE people like you who put on paper what so many feel. Your column (Issue 1416) sums up everything wrong about football today. I believe it has had such a bad influence on society and helped to create the aggressive culture we now have. Since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been reading your column I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve disagreed with you once. Rod Blow, Gata de Gorgos (Alicante)

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I THOUGHT very carefully about my subject matter this week. I finally decided to go ahead because one thing I do pride this column on, is the fact that apart from the odd unintentional slip, I try to be honest. I am also completely aware, that writing what I consider to be how I truly feel can sometimes put me up to my eyeballs in mire! Well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late to change; so here goes. The truth is I simply canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get my head around The Paralympics. Now before you all start screaming and shouting, no one could have more admiration for these brave men and women than me. Super fit humans, who have often overcome almost unbelievable odds to attain their exalted positions as para-olympians, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch without feeling uncomfortable. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what anyone says, as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned, no one could have been quite prepared for such an onslaught of missing limbs and

Overpaid YOUR article regarding the football season start (Issue 1416) sums up the situation perfectly. Players are overpaid, over-rated yobs and prima donnas. Sadly it has become the general signature for British society. If you could stand for Prime Minister; you would get my vote! Ian Phillips, Benidoleig (Alicante)

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UK health tourism and compensation culture frustration I

AM angry – again - so angry, I need to lie down in a dark room and let my heart rate stabilise a bit. Meanwhile, why not flick ahead to the sudoku page or go and make that cup of tea … Hey, me again. Apologies for the short break but pleased to report the heart rate’s just about stabilised. But why so angry? The reason is the article I just read about yet another Nigerian ‘health tourist’ who went to the UK for an emergency caesarean on the NORA JOHNSON NHS. This heavilypregnant woman, Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological educated at suspense and crime thrillers. Harvard, flew to Manchester Airport more than 3,000 miles from her home, to have her baby FIGHTING FUND: British travel agents £1m fighting fund to deal with personal at cash-strapped Wythenshawe Hospital injury cases. costing the taxpayer around £10,000. It’s reported she required vast resources, including midwives, two ‘health tourist’ isn’t one. She’ll never Rather like the compensation culture so urology consultants, a radiology repay a penny and doubtless will be back prevalent now in the UK. British travel consultant, two obstetric consultants again for the next birth. agents are said to have an annual £1m and two anaesthetists. This has all to do with getting fighting fund to deal with personal injury Now, NHS treatment is not ‘free’. It’s something for nothing – something I’ve cases filed by holidaymakers. Among paid for by the UK taxpayer and this written about here before in this context. cases they’ve had to defend is that of a

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woman who sued after a coconut dropped onto her chest while reclining under a palm tree in the Dominican Republic. She received £1,700 in an outof-court settlement. Add to that the case of the teacher who secured a £200,000 compensation payout after slipping on a grape while in a school canteen. Good heavens! Not to mention the illegal immigrant labelled by the judge a ‘one man crime wave’ who was recently jailed for two years for a string of new offences (12 to add to his ‘previous’, namely 30!). Just a year after winning £17,360 compensation for ‘unlawful detention’ while awaiting deportation! Is it really surprising people like the Nigerian ‘health tourist’ above effectively ‘steal’ from the British taxpayer when the UK’s thriving compensation culture is not only still keeping the door open for them but continuing to transport them over the threshold?

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Ecco Homigod! THE poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote that, “Age considers; youth ventures.” Except, it seems, in the case of the 80 year old churchgoer from Zaragoza who decided to restore a 100 year old painting of Christ using a painting by numbers set and an old dish mop. Apparently she leapt with glee upon the beautiful fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez and duly proceeded to totally obliterate the pained features and delicate brushwork of the original. This story gave me the biggest laugh of the year, especially the protestations of the perpetrator who insisted (as a child would) that everyone knew what she was doing and she therefore had done nothing wrong. Personally if I were her I would have plead insanity or told everyone that Christ told her to do it then ran away and hid. What is telling is the vehemence with which she attacked the fresco. Not only did she endeavour to paint the missing sections ruined by damp and age, but she continued by covering the whole image with her own particular style of brushwork which was amateur, to say the least.

Suzanne Manners Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character).

Her ‘restoration’ to me smacks of something more sinister, artistic envy perhaps, a desire to destroy beauty or maybe she just hated the artist’s work. Whatever, the fact remains that she has deliberately ruined an accomplished work of art and you may feel I am being cruel but the woman is not stupid or mentally impaired, she seems quite bright to me and must have realised that one does not just paint over a century old fresco in order to save the church a penny or two. Perhaps it should be treated as a deliberate act of vandalism. Would a 16 year old graffiti artist be treated with the same benign amusement? How many of us who at least profess to a smidgen of artistic talent have thought “Ooh that Michelangelo could do with a spot of paint, let me just slap a bit of Titanium White over

the third Cherub from the left and see what happens?” I think not. Absurdly, given the wanton destruction the old lady caused, her act has created something of a tourist boom for the church and ‘Ecco Mono’, as the restoration has been called, has become a ‘must see’ attraction. The second laugh from this whole ‘fiasco’ surely has to be the sanguine attitude of the Councillor of Culture whose solution to the likely irreparable damage to the work was to comment that perhaps they could replace it with a photograph of the original. Why stop there, why not replace ‘Ecco Homo’ with a photograph of Bart Simpson? Anyway I’m off to The National Gallery, thought I might restore a few old masters, maybe brighten up a Caravaggio or two, add a few flowers and put a smile on the lips of St Sebastian. Then who knows, maybe I’ll straighten up the nudes in Picasso’s ‘Demoiselles D’avignon’ and finish up by cleaning Duchamp’s urinal. I may even rewrite the ending of Macbeth. The world is my lobster as Salvador Dali may have said. Anyone got a dish mop I can borrow?

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www.euroweeklynews.com CAN you hear it? If you listen very carefully, you can hear the collective sigh of relief of mothers across Spain; across most of the Western world, in fact. This week and next herald the start of the new school term and after some 11 weeks, not a moment too soon, may I add. There is nothing better than the company of my little ninja niñas, but two solid months is just de trop, demasiado, and zu viehl. One more bickering session over who gets the first pancake, the purple rather than pink cup or the really pretty Barbie and I will happily walk the plank of the nearest pirate vessel. This being our first year in Spain and the fact that our beloved, yet crazy dog now has separation anxiety, we decided to spend the summer here: The summer, the whole summer and nothing but the summer, your honour. If there has been an upturn in the local economy, surely we must have done our part as the staunchest supporters of all things Spanish. A thank you letter from Mariano Rajoy would not be inappropriate. Not to mention all the foreign guests we have dragged half-way across the globe to do the same - but then I think I already did (Holiday

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Hotel, EWN July 26 - August 1). We actually only made it as far as Sóller, which in itself was no mean feat with a no air-con sauna of a car, but then I was most curious about the brand spanking new Jumeirah Beach Hotel. How would such a legend of a hotel fare in the land not typically known for its superior and attentive service? Pretty well, is the answer, though they still need to decide if they love or loathe children, with family facilities a bit patchy. There has certainly been enough to do here in Mallorca to keep us occupied and entertained; horse riding, boating, water parks and the beach during the day; spectacular shows such as Son Amar’s Pasíon and Pirates at night.

ME TIME: After two months of holidays we can be close to breaking point. It’s just that I can’t wait to get back to routine; humans are, after all, creatures of habit and a mélange of sloth,

servitude (donning more ‘hats’ than a milliner as chef, entertainer, cleaner and chauffeur) and sun alone is not

enough and too much at the same time. So bring on the early starts, healthy salads rather than charred barbecues; time to blitz the now tractor-sized spare tyre in the gym, where they probably believe I have been abducted by aliens or emigrated (again) after such a long absence. Hallelujah to coffee mornings with the mummies before ticking off a few things on my to-do list, which now rivals the telephone directory in size and scope. Back to normality. Back to cooler days after such oppressive heat and back to burgundy, brown and black hues after months of pastels. More than January, I find the school start the most exciting time of the year; new projects and ideas abound; resolutions that you are more likely to stick with than in the bleak January lull. Heck, I may even go back to school myself after a summer sabbatical from my Spanish lessons - and enroll in another class: Maybe now is the time to take up BASE jumping or knitting? So, if you see me dropping off my little angels at the school gates this week, do excuse me if I don’t shed tears of sadness, and please overlook the odd impromptu cartwheel as I head off to an autumn of me, myself and I.


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T is over 30 years since I stubbed out my last cigarette. A 40 a day smoker I had started early. There was group pressure then and, ridiculous though it now sounds, cigarette smoking was pitched as being a cool healthy habit. As a young seaman I could purchase a duty free pack of 200 ciggies for less than a euro. With the smug satisfaction of being a successful quitter I thought losing weight by dieting and exercise would be a breeze: Of the two addictions; nicotine and food, successful weight loss, whilst being equally satisfying and healthy, is just as tough and paradoxically is not a light undertaking. A tad short of 6 foot (in English) I had ballooned to 94kg; I had a pot belly an Alderman would have been proud of. Visiting my wardrobe was the only pointless exercise. Like most of us here in the Costas I habitually wear shorts with elasticated waistband; a fatal mistake as it covers your sins. With a business trip in Northern Europe coming up I had three suits to choose from. There was no way any would now fit my waist: The suits were bought when I was a healthier 85kg. By necessity I am careful with my money and, getting on in years, mindful of my health.

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There was only one solution and it was a painful one. I was on a mission to lose at least 10 kilograms. Now 82kg I more than succeeded and my suits now fit perfectly. You’re going to ask; ‘How was it for you?’ Hard! I believe now that many dieters fail because they blissfully set out unaware of the level of self sacrifice needed to succeed. Either that or they are unprepared to go to the essential extremes by radically changing their eating habits. It is a mountain to climb. Dieting without an hour’s brisk

Mike Walsh. Based the Costa Blanca, international journalist, author and professional writer: ex-business assessment executive Guild of Master Craftsmen. European correspondent Boston Revolutionary Radio.

walk several times a week can be slow. You want to see progress every Sunday morning when you step on the bathroom scales. Just do it! Walk, briskly. Granted my metabolism and lifestyle may have been working against me so it could be easier for you. Although my appetite was modest I learned I could live healthier by cutting down my food intake by at least half. If you think you are going to lose weight

BLISSFUL IGNORANCE: Most dieters are completely unaware of the level of self sacrifice required. by giving up dessert or taking two sweeteners instead of one you are a master of self-delusion. You need steely unswerving self discipline to reduce what you eat by half. The good news is my tummy quickly adapted to less food; it is

indigestion free; I now look and feel much better; my doctor has given me a gold medal of unctuous approval. I do not have to replace my wardrobe. Was it worth it? An unqualified yes definitely.


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12:15am Citizen Khan 12:45am On a Clear Day 2:20am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:25am Toughest Place to be a... 3:25am Rip Off Britain 4:10am Celebrity Master Chef 4:40am Celebrity Master Chef 5:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

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Channel 5 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Abby’s Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Rory McGrath’s Pub Dig 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

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8:50am Sweet Home Alabama 10:45am The Bodyguard 1:00pm Shallow Hal 3:00pm Stay Cool

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World record THAILAND has set the world record for the biggest simultaneous group massage in its capital, Bangkok with 1,282 entrants. The previous Guinness World Record of 526 people was set in Daylesford, Australia in March 2010.

A-word A SCHOLARY study of the A-hole word has been written by linguist Geoffrey Nunberg of the University of California (USA), saying its rise in culture impacted on feminism, self discovery movements and conceptions of social class.

New fish A NEW species of fish with a penis on its head has been identified in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Sticky thief THIEVES made off with around $30million (€24.1m) worth of maple syrup that had been stored in a warehouse in Quebec, Canada.

Raked over FRANCE’S President Francois Hollande is reportedly having his private life raked over in a series of books that dissect the alleged jealousy between his current and former companions.

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A Chinese puzzle, how they make it happen IT is reported (El Pais) that Spain’s five threestar restaurants: Arzak, Martín Berasategui, Akelarre, Sant Pau and El Celler de Can Roca continue to attract highspending clients. Clients are prepared to wait up to one year for a table. Let us hope their wait is not at the table. Joan Roca, part of the small team managing Can Roca says, ‘these are the best moments in our history.’ Wouldn’t one love to check the careers of those sat at these tables? I would guess at bankers and politicians, many sharing the same tables and wine; a smattering of gravy train apparatchiks; delegates from Brussels. A few Western supported dictators will mingle no doubt. The meals are on us, as is the joke. I am an agnostic but increasingly I find myself hoping there is higher judgement. Is it scientific fact or is he taking the p***?

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Images of Spain By Mike Walsh www.michaelwalsh.es According to Manuel Jimenez Aguilar based at Andalucía Research and Training Institute of Agriculture and Fisheries, urine is the solution to a major environment concern. As there is a ‘mole’ of ammonia, which absorbs greenhouse gases, in every molecule of urine, if harvested and placed in chimneys, emitting carbon dioxide would be absorbed for up to six months before replacement is needed. Can we hang on that long; especially after a beer? A Chinese puzzle; how is it that their businesses are bucking the

recession? They prosper because of it. Unlike many businesses they don’t just open doors and wait for it to happen; they make it happen. The Chinese bazaars remain open; under the one roof they offer more than the average town centre could at one time provide. It is not price; many Chinese goods can be purchased elsewhere at the same price or cheaper. There are 4,300 Chinese-run shops in Spain, with no variation in seasonal turnover. Revenue has grown 20 per cent over the recessionary four years. Chinese business representative Maodong Chen could well be the model that Juan Roig, the owner of the Mercadona supermarket chain, was referring to. He said recently that for Spain to emerge from the current depression, ECONOMIC SOLUTION: Spaniards will have to work harder than the Chinese.

Spaniards were going to have to work like the Chinese. The question arises; do any of us wish to, Spanish or otherwise?

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4.00pm - midnight 4:05pm Marrying Mum and Dad 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Who Let the Dogs Out? Wacky dog training talent show presented by Zak George and narrated by Rik Mayall. 5:30pm 12 Again 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:35pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 11:45pm Not Going Out

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BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2011 8:05pm Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 10:00pm Be Your Own Boss 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm Family Guy 12:15am American Dad! 1:00am Be Your Own Boss 2:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:30am Bad Education 3:00am Let Me Entertain You 3:55am Don’t Tell the Bride

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5:50am Ironman 2012 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Come Dine with Me 10:25am Come Dine with Me 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm The Renovation Game 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Undercover Boss USA 2:05pm Superscrimpers Hot Summer Tips 2:40pm Shane

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Mio Mao 10:00am Abby’s Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 1:05pm The Family Recipe 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Rory McGrath’s Pub Dig 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

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AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

Someone you mistrust offers to add to your celebrations. Why not call a truce? We both know that little long term will come out of it, but who cares? Sometimes, it is better to

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

Something new which you started in recent weeks becomes more than a passing interest. Although it may be surprising to you, it is owing to a predictable situation. In opening your mind, you also seem to have opened your heart. Many people do that at this time of the year and so you are not alone. Trusting is sometimes difficult but it must happen sometime.

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Move from the start word (PUBS) to the end word (BEER) in the same number of steps as there are rungs on the Word Ladder. You must only change one letter at a time.

PUBS SUBS SUES SUER SEER BEER

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

PUBS SUBS SUES SEES BEES BEER

As you are very much in the limelight, it comes as no great surprise that admiration comes your way. What may surprise you, however, is the direction it comes from. Who would have thought that such a situation would arise? Strange things happen sometimes. Treat life with humour and kindness and you will not go far wrong.

could be tempted to let enthusiasm run away with you. It is a lovely feeling, like being a child again. Be sure to have fun, but do keep as much money in your pocket as possible. With many demands at the moment, restrict your exuberance on finances.

1. SADZA (African porridge made of ground maize or millet),

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

Karlos Aguiñano Urkiola.

Born September 6, 1948 in Beasain Guipuzcoa, Karlos is a popular chef, cooking show host and television producer. His love for Basque cooking began at home as a child, when he would help his mother in the kitchen.

resolution to put more energy into everything that you do. The rewards are both social and financial. There is no great progress in love this week but patience is a virtue.

share one good moment with someone than none at all.

A last-minute invitation turns out to be just the ticket in more ways than one. An invitation to join a holiday may be proffered. This is unusual, certainly, but keep an open mind. Your company is clearly well appreciated so why not make that a point of pride? Let's face it, who is best equipped to blow your trumpet?

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SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

Asking too much of yourself is unrealistic. You need to pace yourself and make plans.

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1. Aboriginal terms: bunyip, nulla-nulla, sadza, woomera 2. Abbey buildings: cellarium, cloisters, garth, sacrum 3. Aircraft: aileron, elevator, fuselage, pistolet 4. Alchemy terms: arcantum, azoth, elixir, tuatara 5. Alphabets and writing systems: cuneiform, Cyrillic, diptera, kanji 6. American Indian terms: axon, hogan, papoose, sachem 7. Angels: anaglyph, seraphim, thrones, virtues 8. Archaeology terms: dolmen, frond, menhir, stele 9. Architectural terms: Majlis, Norman, Regency, Rococo 10. Armour: babbit, fauld, gorget, greave

(old gold coin), 4. TUATARA (New Zealand lizard-like reptile),

Some legal matters need your attention. That's not really what you want at this time of the year. A decision has to be made and it needs a fine balance. Asking others may just confuse matters, so only seek expert advice. At the end of the day, you will know what is both best and acceptable.

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Which of the following four words in the lists below is the cuckoo-inthe-nest?

5. DIPTERA (genus of two-winged insects), 6. AXON (long

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

holiday property. Written to advise and guide would-be holiday home landlords on setting up and marketing a holiday home, it takes you through the whole process in easy practical steps and offers useful advice and expert tips. As well as advice on buying and equipping the property,

Holiday lets: how to get started is the definitive guide to letting your

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Your outgoing attitude is spot on. Some may say you are a little crazy, the way you go for things. Each person has their own way and yours can be quite unique but that certainly does not make it wrong. People who make the world around us that little bit more colourful are gems. Let's hope that you will be more fully appreciated in this exciting week.

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WITH self-catering holidays gaining in popularity, holiday let owners have never had it so good and more and more people are considering owning and letting a holiday home. And this summer many will be browsing estate agents’ windows while on holiday, thinking about how they can get a slice of this increasingly profitable pie.

it provides useful tips on marketing your holiday let through online advertising, managing guests and bookings and tax, insurance and financial matters. With case studies, handy templates and all the latest regulations, Holiday lets: how to get started gives you all you need for a successful holiday let.

ron), 7. ANAGLYPH object carved in low relief), 8. FROND

WITH Diane Keaton as the leading lady, Darling Companion is a comedydrama film that revolves around the life of a couple who lose their beloved dog at the same time their marriage is being put to test. Beth (Keaton) is the wife of an ambitious and work-absorbed doctor named Joseph (Kevin Kline), and while their marriage deteriorates Beth’s relationship with her pet ‘Freeway’ and her children is strengthened. However, shortly after their daughter’s wedding, Joseph loses Freeway while on a walk, giving their marital issues a chance to surface.

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How many English words of four letters or more can you make from the nine letters in our Nonagram puzzle? Each letter may be used only once (unless the letter appears twice). Each word MUST CONTAIN THE CENTRE LETTER (in this case G) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.


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Across 1 Small laboratory with our work (6) 5 Search for water to put out the fire, one hears (5) 8 Quote the Church of England about it (4) 9 Order ale, but at riot (8) 10 Manager is hesitant but is the exact opposite (10) 13 Look at old boy over in summerhouse (6) 14 Possibly buries gems (6) 16 Selfish lover giving flowers to saint (10) 19 More of us play a game of golf (8) 21 Originate from Thailand (4) 22 Started to damage the skating area and take in liquid (5) 23 Vet show on television (6) Down 2 Enthusiastic prima donna on the way up (4) 3 Stayed too long at the fare? (7) 4 Schedule is not altered by the revolutions (9) 5 Spot the bad back (3) 6 Earnest writer spotted in the wilderness (5) 7 Involved ideal networks (8)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Sorpresas (9) 5 Lights (not darkness) (5) 7 Milk (5) 9 Después de (5) 10 Delante (5) 11 Circus (entertainment) (5) 12 Nickname (5) 14 Margarina (9)

Co d e B r e a ke r 11 Dines in with sailors who are late (9) 12 Hiding a Para? No Iʼd be fearful (8) 15 However, Sonnyʼs partner is a killer (7) 17 The Queen is dogged by an American soldier when the fabulous bird returns (5) 18 Dreadful ride (4) 20 Article in fine wood (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Clutch, 5 Mutiny, 8 Esau, 9 Turnover, 10 Oilstone, 11 Else, 12 Igloos, 14 Chumps, 16 Reap, 18 Sombrero, 20 Sure-fire, 21 Zinc, 22 Bedsit, 23 Straps. Down: 2 Lasting, 3 Truss, 4 Hotdogs, 5 Merge, 6 Thoreau, 7 Noels, 13 Orpheus, 14 Campers, 15 Parsnip, 17 Elude, 18 Swift, 19 Razor.

QUICK Across 7 Garden flower (6) 8 In a foreign country (6) 9 Hairless (4) 10 Particular (8) 11 Moorland shrub (7) 13 At no time (5) 15 Convey (5) 17 Last course (7) 20 Hair problem (5,3) 21 See 2 Down 22 Containing salt (6) 23 Not wide (6)

Down 1 Handle (6) 2/21A Best clothes (4,4) 3 Burrowing rodent (7) 4 Army trainee (5) 5 Running shoes (8) 6 Large gully (6) 12 Wonderful (8) 14 Marriage ceremony (7) 16 Earnest request (6) 18 Area (6) 19 Postpone (5) 21 Uncommon (4)

QUICK - Across: 1 Summons, 4 Topic, 7 Scald, 9 Retains, 10 Absolve, 11 Lotus, 12 Nickel, 14 Madras, 18 Brass, 20 Measles, 22 Actress, 23 Dense, 24 Stray, 25 Dead end. Down: 1 Sustain, 2 Means, 3 Shriek, 4 Total, 5 Painter, 6 Costs, 8 Delve, 13 Chapter, 15 Award, 16 Suspend, 17 Amused, 18 Boars, 19 Seedy, 21 Lunge. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Fregadero, 5 Tired, 7 Cinta, 9 Suave, 10 Noise, 11 Latas, 12 Reeds, 14 Insurance. Down: 1 Fat, 2 Addresses, 3 Encontrar, 4 Brake, 6 Roast, 8 Naipe, 9 Salad, 13 See.

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 11 represents B and 2 represents Z, so fill in B every time the figure 11 appears and Z every time the figure 2 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (RECALL) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

Adhere Bitten Crater Dearly Dwells Enters Hearts Medals Neatly Raised RECALL(10) Reeled Rested Sickly Stayed Steeds Treaty Weeded Welled

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION about what we pretend to be. 1Island, 2 Shells, 3 Sender, 4 Billed, 5 Hinted, 6 Waters, 7 Felled, 8 Enters, 9 Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was an Reeled, 10 Fender, 11 Elders, 12 Cheers, 13 Render, 14 Hopped, 15 Resent , 16 American writer and humanist intellectual. Barely, 17 Oceans, 18 Steady, 19 Spears

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•THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club meet Thursday 1.30pm-6pm at Bar Tormos, Orba Valley. Call 966 404 533. •PIETER SWINNEN Painting Club, Calpe: 965 835 212. •ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION meet for lunch second Thursday of the month at various restaurants in the Jalon Valley. Call 966 474 532. •AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401. •AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Benidorm – don’t suffer alone through another person’s drinking – Call 634 758 539. •HELP INTERNATIONAL Benidorm meetings. www.help-benidorm.com. •RBL BENIDORM and district branch covers Polop to Villajoyosa at different locations for social meetings, day trips, excursions or meals. Membership: 695 605 129. Secretary: 966 860 735. •XABIA RUGBY CLUB: Juniors meet at 7pm; Seniors at 8pm. Call 688 640 092. •TORMOS, Orba Valley, International Bridge and Social Club meet at Restaurant Tormos, 1.45pm. 966 404 533.

FRIDAY •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458.

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•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday Services - Holy Communion in eight locations: See www.costablanca-anglican chaplaincy.org. •BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303. •CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am: 965 835 502 or www.calpechristian fellowship.org. •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF

•ROTARY INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP Costa Blanca North weekly lunch meeting at Los Leones restaurant 1.15pm. Call 965 795 421 the Wednesday before. www. rotarycostablanca.wiki.dot.com. •AUCTIONS FOR AECC. Items for donation wanted. Call 965 319 929 or 688 238 879. •GANDIA Area Social Club Petanca: Call 962 852 828. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •TENNIS GROUP meet Tuesday and Friday mornings at Toscamar, Javea. Call 966 473 301.

SATURDAY •COMPUTER CLUB in Alfaz del Pi: Call 965 889 187.

GLORY CHURCH: Sundays 10.30am at the Europa Building, Avda del Pino. •ERMITA CHURCH, Javea – Warden Colin D Welch - 965 771 792. •HOLY EUCHARIST at Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Calpe: Sundays 10.30am. 678 787 509 or bill.ingram@angliac3.demon. co.uk. •JAVEA EVANGELICAL CHURCH – Pastor Clive Read 669 386 702. •JAVEA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH, Pastor John Hansford, Sun-

•MALE VOICE CHOIR Teulada: Call 965 744 577.

days 10.30am at Calle Favara 8, Javea Pueblo (near Plaza de la Constitucion Espanola) 965 794 624. www.javeabaptist .com.

•RAF Costa Blanca: Third Tuesday of month. Call 965 724 256 or email nwhancox@hot mail.com.

•MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222.

• BERNIA BABIES international group meets 10.30am-12pm at Sierra Bernia School, Alfaz del P i . C a l l t h e s c h o o l o ff i c e 9 6 6 875 149.

•SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Alfaz del Pi: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm. Call 966 878 469.

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•THE KINGS CHURCH Benissa English Sunday service, 11am: www. thekingschurch.net.

•JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458.

•JACARANDA MORAIRA CHARITY AUCTION first and third of month at 1.30pm. Exc h a n g e u n wa n t e d g o o d s fo r cash; one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Call 965 743 292 to book your goods in.

MONDAY

Club at 10am. All welcome. 965 795 499 or 608 765 245.

•JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at 10.15am. Call 639 326 135.

•ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meet the second Monday of month: Call 966 430 215 or visit the website www.rafa-ncb.org.

SUNDAY

•JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at the town hall 10.15am-12pm. Call 639 326 135.

•DONATION OF ITEMS NEEDED for charity auction to be held on Sunday September 23 at Sins Bar on Corvetta Fuma to raise funds for the abandoned and ill treated animals rescued by Asociacion Protector de Animales in El Campello. Their shop is in Avda Germanies 20. Call 965 633 547. • AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401.

•JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB ‘No Fear’ pairs. 965 795 458.

•COSTA BLANCA SAMARITANS: Visit the website: www.costablan casamaritans.com. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •JAVEA STAMPS & POSTCARD CLUB meet second and fourth Monday of month at L’Ancora Tennis

•U3A Marina Baixa meet fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at the Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.

TUESDAY •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB competitive Duplicate. 965 795 458. •AUCTIONS FOR AECC (donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879. •CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park: Call 965 796 846. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: 965 793 413.

•FREE informal group that shares the understanding of the three principles for innate well being every first and third Wednesday 7-8.30pm in Alfaz del Pi. Call Mark 616 762 131 or Sheela@sheelamasand.com. • COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS: There will not be any more walks until October 3 coinciding with their 25th anniversary. • QUIZ NIGHT and buffet last Wednesday of month at Restaurant Paraiso in Parcent to raise funds for Emaus children’s home in Altea. Email david reeley@hotmail.com.

•BENIDORM INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB: Call 690 300 166. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387.

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ACARANDA is a genuine warm family restaurant and bar, tucked just outside Moraira. It has everything you’d want – friendly atmosphere, great drinks and food and all served with a smile, and now the cooler days are here don’t forget Jacaranda’s lovely log burning stove. A great place to pass a relaxing time with your family or friends. Feeling hungry? Try their pork chops, juicy steaks, meaty Irish burgers, cod and chips, poached salmon, huge rack of ribs, pizza, liver, home made pies!.. the list goes on. Sunday’s two course homemade roast at 8.95€ is fantastic, PLUS book by the preceding Thursday and get a FREE bottle of wine per couple!

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The Jacaranda, restaurant & bar Great value! Friday is fish and chips day (cod or haddock) at 7.50€ and Saturdays 1pm-4pm. And Tuesday to Thursdays are 6 euro specials days, where main courses come with a FREE glass of wine. Live music? Jacaranda is the place – Thursdays, vocalist Becky B and guitarist WRX. Fridays, karaoke and disco with DJ Spam. And at the end of September they’re starting Spanish lessons for only 4€ a time – learn the language in a fun way and make new friends at

the same time! Call for details. And don’t forget Jacaranda’s charity auctions on 1st and 3rd Saturday in the month at 1.30pm. Come and browse or book yourself in to sell some of your unwanted stuff. For more details call Jacaranda or Bob Gingell (667 074 130). So far this year over 2,500 euros raised for charity! Next Auction September 15! Special News!! Saturday September 29 is a very special party day – it’s mum, Jill’s birthday!!

LIVE MUSIC: Vocalist Becky B with UK guitarist WRX.

So come along, join in the congratulations and enjoy the great entertainment. Jacaranda, tel 965 743 292, is on the Camino del Viejo del Portet, off the Moraira Benitachel road, turn right at the new roundabout just before Mas y Mas, and it’s 600 metres up the hill on the left. A warm welcome awaits you from the family. Paul, Jill, Paul jr. and Becky. Opening times are Tuesday-Thursday 4pm10.45pm, Friday 1-10.45, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – close.


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INCE opening its doors in March of last year, El Bravo Restaurant in the Marina of Denia has quickly become renowned as one of the top eateries in the area. Located right on the water’s edge you can dine al fresco, or inside and soak up it’s stylish interior, whilst enjoying the best of Spanish and international cuisine.

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ULTIMATE DINING: With a beautiful sail themed ceiling. dining experience, and this extends to the superb food, drinks and service. No detail has been overlooked. The menu is extensive, with the head chef choosing only the best fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Being on the water, the freshest seafood is always on the menu, as well as incredible salads and succulent grilled meats, epitomised by El Bravo’s famous Chateaubriand, flambéed at the table by your waiter. During the summer months there are regular live music events held at El Bravo, and throughout the year their expert chefs will be preparing themed evenings, for instance given the extensive cellar at El Bravo, wine tastings will be taking place.

Best check for up to date details. If you just fancy taking in the breathtaking surroundings, watching the moored yachts or watch as they drift by, drinks are served throughout the day and the restaurant is open 12-5.30pm and 7-midnight, seven days a week. Till the end of September, the kitchens will open at 10am to serve breakfasts in addition. El Bravo really is something different, so treat yourself and give it a visit. Just look at the photos – you won’t be disappointed. To reserve a table, or for more information on upcoming events, call 966 425 376. Parking is easy, and close. ‘We want to be the best restaurant in Denia and look forward to welcoming you very soon.”

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Expensive future of food FOOD in the future is expected to be far more expensive due to a spike in prices caused by poor harvests and rising demand. The increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices this summer is the third spike in the past five years. Though farmers have become more efficient, increasing their yields of land under production, this has been offset by two negative factors. These are policies in

the US and the EU that divert large amounts of corn for biofuels and poor harvests caused by the weather, the Guardian newspaper reported. Over the next two decades there will be an extra 70 million mouths to feed each year, if the World Bank’s projections are accurate. This will result in a 50 per cent rise in demand for food by 2030, while at the same time there will be less land.


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Early autumn issues and coaching sessions Autumn talks and coaching AS said recently Dick is prepared to allocate a number of days to talks, question and answer sessions and coaching sessions in reader’s gardens during the autumn and next spring from Andalucia to Cataluña provided those requests a long way away can be grouped to make the travel involved more sensible. Already sessions in Malaga Province have been linked with sessions in Almeria and sessions in Castellon with others in Cataluña. If you and friends have an interest in a session or sessions do contact Dick before his allocated days are all taken up.

Falling palms Increasingly one is now hearing of more and more cases of palm trees falling and causing damage to properties, cars and people even when not yet affected by the palm weevil. It would appear the long dry spell is leading to loosening and unstable root balls. So do check there is no movement of any palms you

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have, by having a couple of people put maximum pressure on the trunk from several angles while a third person checks for any movement from the vertical. Other palms have fallen because their trunks are seriously weakened by the hollowing out effects of fast munching weevil grubs. The other day we read that 10,000 Canary Island palms have now been affected by weevils in the three Valencian provinces alone.

Replacement and additional trees In spite of the crisis, councils have found monies for expanding the number of trees along streets and in public parks to improve the

greenness of the living environment and increase the amount of shade. Valencia Communidad alone has increased the number of trees on publically owned properties from 56,000 in 1971 to 163,000 in 2012. Unfortunately the opposite is probably true on land developed for housing where trees have often been felled unnecessarily by developers and home owners. Fortunately some councils require that other, perhaps better looking trees are planted to replace felled pine trees. Provided we do get some heavy autumn rains to raise the water table beneath gardens, consider planting some new trees for shade and aesthetic beauty in the late autumn, winter or early spring. The earlier you plant the more root balls will have grown before the next dry spells and hot drying suns of next summer. A good selection of flowering, evergreen and fruit trees are given in Part Four of our book ‘Your Garden in Spain – From planning to planting and maintenance’.

Allotments During the past year we have heard of an increasing number of councils and private land owners developing areas of allotments for rent. In some cases, town plans and laws have to be changed before planned projects can go ahead but from Estepona on the Costa de Sol to Alicante and Gandia at either end of the Costa Blanca, residents are getting the possibility of growing their own ecological vegetables for daily harvests. In some cases each allotment holder has been issued with a personal copy of ‘Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain’.

Eco TerraCottem Responding to the needs of commercial and personal eco vegetable growers TerraVida (info@terravida.com and www.terravida.com) now offers sacks of ecological TerraCottem gel soil improvement product. It has been great to use it during this year’s long hot summer as it can reduce watering needs by over 50 per cent in vegetable

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SHADE: Consider planting some new trees for aesthetic beauty in late autumn. containers, raised beds and open vegetable plots.

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Parking open day in San Vicente THE town council of San Vicente del Raspeig has organised two more open days on September 14 and 21 for everyone who is interested in a place at the underground parking Ingeniero Garcia Anton. The deadline to apply for the public auction is September 25. The underground parking at the park Ingeniero Garcia Anton has 159 spots in two storeys, most of them of 12.5m2. The starting price is â&#x201A;Ź14,637 plus VAT. Candidates must start their bids at this price and can acquire a maximum of 10 spots. The Councillor for Architecture and Town Planning, Antonio Carbonell, has explained that from 10am to 2pm and from 6pm to 8pm the premises will be open to visitors who can bring their own car if they wish to check the parking spots.

UNDERGROUND: 159 spots in two storeys. Those who are interested should contact the Town Planning Department on 965 675 065. Further details can be checked at www.raspeig.org. Carbonell pointed out that the local government wishes to alleviate the lack of

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Struck by an inner warmth thanks to meeting a Buddhist lama MIRACLES do happen. Four years ago I went to the bullring in Lorca, sat in my usual seat and heard world-famous minstrel-poet Bob Dylan warble his songs. One week ago I drove high into the bleak brown barren hills above Serena and Los Pinos to a Buddhist retreat and met a famed Tibetan Lama, Namkha Dzong, and experienced mind altering inner warmth and purring serenity among families of other Buddhists who had made the early morning trek to greet the master. Will wonders ever stop? There is a Buddhist centre near most people and plenty of nice folk to show the path to inner enlightenment. Two of the main participants at the retreat were Tesni, charming daughter of Tito’s and her mate Pablo, who were very helpful in getting me there. Anyone wanting to get in touch with them can do so on 661 82 494 or 607 675 447 or write to namkhadzong@gmail.com.

The wise one with local wise guy at a Buddhist retreat in the bleak hills.

Ric Polansky Ric Polansky moved to Mojacar in 1969 and became one of the pioneer developers. He read extensively and travelled in South America panning gold and looking for El Dorado.

ON HIGH: View from the stupa. In these turbulent times, finding a few moments of inner peace is as valuable as two good bottles of wine, and less costly. There is quite a large established community already around my vicinity, including a monk living in nearby

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BENIDORM C/ Kennedy. Young, gorgeous, English speaking, Spanish, brunette will fulfil all your fantasies. All erotic services. Home visits or in her apartment. 678 985 867 (101077)

A.P.M. Pool Maintenance. Visit our shop for all your pool products, one off lessons, Sand Change, New Pumps and Filtros, Cleaning Contracts. Call Linda on 966 499 314 / 654 443 638 (97493)

ALTEA/BENIDORM Russian lady, massage, escort service. 671 218 624 (101066)

TH.POOLS.sc. Maintenance, servicing and repairs. New pumps and filters, sand changes and regrouts. Pool equipment and oneoff lessons available. Moraira Benidorm. CALL TRISTAN 627 008 158 (95844)

SEX CINEMA ‘El Sofa’. (Straight, Gay and Bi rooms), Calle de la Parra 5, Benidorm www.SexCinema Benidorm.com (97998)

MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302)

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JUST BRAKES, JUST SERVICING. Competitive rates. Call Dave 634 408 749 (99228)

LOCKSMITH/ELECTRICIAN/C ARPENTER for emergency safe opening, Altea based. Call Michael Rice 686 513 510 or Sean Gannon 667 507 630 (101007)

Metal Works SOS INSURANCE. Best prices available. Call us first for all your insurance needs. Including funeral plans. Tel: 966 787 123/622 275 561 (101137)

MOBILE WELDING SERVICE, gates, rejas, railings etc. Made to measure or repaired. Free quotes. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Calpe. Dave: 616 173 699 / 965 834 869 (97481)

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WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzicaley@ gmail.com (100120)

WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyanycar @hotmail.com (201970)

Painter/Decorator W. D GILMOUR. Painter & Decorator. Established 35 years in Moraira. Estimates FREE. Call William on 609 691 776 or 966 197 170. (97457) SIKKENS Elastomeric silicone coatings. This waterproofs/ protects walls. Wooden Door Spraying. www.villapainting.es 678 179 346 (97340)

M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 euros per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468) UPPER half villa to let - near La Nucia Supermarket, 2 beds, central heating, very private, pool, 550€ pcm 669 192 086 (101093) CHEAP Winter lets from £30 per week near Gandia. Rentals also available in Albir and near Mojacar. Email:oasisparks@yahoo .co.uk or 696 090 776 (97331) LONG LET. Alfaz apartment in Avenida Pais Valenciano. 3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, gallery, terrace, solario, furnished. 500€. 647 622 223. Call after 3pm (101166)

Property for Sale SELL your property with Schaich Estate Agents. See our main ad on front page. (101045) CALPE, La Calalga, 75 metres to the beach and local amenities. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool. Only €265,000. Tel: 629 991 543 (99211) OLIVA, 500 metres from beach, 2000m2 plot with 98m2 prefab house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, good quality kitchen, large living/dining area, pool and mobile home included in the price €75,000. 658 368 653 (99212)

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MERCEDES Cabriolet 320SLK, RHD, Avant Garde, metallic silver, low miles, history, tax, MOT, €5,950 or swap for Spanish reg car plus cash. 667 270 969 (101094)

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M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420 euros pcm - 965 745 969 (89468)

COMPLETE HOME SERVICES Villa changeovers, laundry, pool cleaning, gardening, and general maintenance. Everything You Need. North Costa Blanca. denise bridger12@gmail.com Denise 667 298 576 (97374)

PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (95495) NEED YOUR PETS TAKEN CARE OF? Not kennels, just a friendly home. Large fenced area. 699 790 080 Altea (97344) PAWS PET TRANSPORT SPAIN UK SPAIN every month. We treat all pets as if they belonged to us. Maybe the best rates in Spain. Please call JOE on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or email pawspettransport@hotmail.com. Quote ewn1 (97486) QUALIFIED mobile dog groomer. At your house or mine. All breeds. References available. EVA 656 459 657 (101092)

Property Wanted UNFURNISHED or part, one level, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, max 10K Benidorm. Need garage/parking with garden. Long let. Land line 965 013 185 / Mobile 634 345 013 (101088)

Removal/Storage TV, ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT, satellite, amplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc. BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (101097) WASHING MACHINE and all domestic repairs, Calpe/Campello BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (101097) TOP CLASS maintenance. Painting , plumbing , building , electrics etc. We cover them all. Jason 648 011 291. (101051)

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SOLAR BEST DEAL IN SPAIN, www.gosolarinspain.com (99345)

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Structural Surveys MARK PADDON BSc Hons. Building surveying. MCIOB, CAAT. From 245 EUROS + IVA. Insured and legally registered in Spain. Tel: 653 733 066 / 962 807 247 www.costablancasurveyors.com (101061)

EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or www.focus-transport .com (96826) MAN & VAN Costa Blanca North Removals / delivery, house & garden clearance. Competitive rates. UK fixed prices. Call Graham 965 730 382 / 644 114 876 (101069) VAN leaving UK to Spain 21st September. Space available. Tel 679 042 805 / 0044 (0)755 298 5343 (101163) SPAIN2UK2SPAIN man and van. Trips between UK/Spain twice a month. Excellent rates. enquiries@spain2uk2spain.com. Also local removals and deliveries. Christine 965 571 837 / 638 261 341 (97380) UK - SPAIN - UK. Local & distance work. Call Kevin. 627 075 334 (99229) FURNITURE VAN for HIRE with driver. Careful local moves, Costa Blanca & UK. Hourly rate or fixed price. Call 676 644 014 (97462) VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN leaving every 2 weeks. Great rates. Contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or email civic1235@msn.com. Quote EWN1 (97486)

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Situations Vacant FREE accommodation in Spain this winter in return for handyman work. For further details email: oasisparks@yahoo.co.uk or 696 090 776 (97331) PRETTY single young women required for soon to open XXX Western Club near Finestrat. 608 094 861 www.lapondarosa.es BAR & WAITING STAFF required. Royal Carvery, Alkabir, El Campello. Please call Natalie 965 636 890.

Skip Hire JAVEA SKIP HIRE 626 670 038, Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Denia from S & W TOOL HIRE & FERRETERIA MORAIRA (97294)

Soft Furnishings LOOSE COVERS, CURTAINS ETC. Made to Measure. Choose from a wide range of beautiful fabrics in your own home. Tel: 965 771 397 or 686 453 827 (97456)

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Telecoms FED UP PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR MOBILE PHONE CALLS? THEN CONTACT TELITEC TODAY. CALLS TO SPAIN 7C PER MINUTE INCLUDING MOBILES. CALLS TO UK 5.3C PER MINUTE. NO MONTHLY FEES, NO CONTRACT. WWW.TELITEC.COM TEL: 902 889 070 (0)

UKTVSPAIN.COM. See our main ad in services. (101037) SECOND HAND Dishes/Systems, 1m, 1.37m, 1.9m, 2.4m. Call UKTV Spain on 689 205 137 (97377)

Wig Specialist WIGS-R-US EL CISNE MARKET BENIDORM. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 till 2pm. 690 378 844 (95294)

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HE all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP consortium collision test. “We are very proud to have one of the world’s safest cars and we’re taking yet another important step toward our

2020 target - that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a Volvo,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation. The car also scored the best overall result ever recorded by the institute when

testing adult occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist. During the development period, the goal was to build in the same safety level as in larger cars. The holistic approach, a

strong structure and systems such as the WHIPS whiplash protection system form the basis for the excellent result. “We work continuously on improving the already high safety level of our cars through ongoing research” says, Thomas Broberg.

SAFETY: Pedestrian protection is a key issue.

Five star award for the new Audi A3 THE Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety. The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal, rear and side impact as well as child safety and pedestrian protection make the new Audi A3 one of the safest cars in its class. Pedestrian protection is a key issue for Audi and the car maker has delivered an outstanding solution: a specially designed front end incorporating an active

bonnet, which is raised in the event of a collision. Halogen and LED daytime running lights make the Audi A3 more visible to pedestrians. Other driver assistance systems, such as standard rest recommendation function, the optional speed limit display, adaptive cruise control, active lane assist and side assist systems are now also available. The same also applies to the adaptive headlight range adjustment and full-

LED headlights, which will be available in the future. The A3 also comes with the multi-collision brake – a safety function that received the 2012 Yellow Angel award from German motoring organisation ADAC. This function can assist the driver in an accident to reduce the danger of skidding by means of automatically triggered braking. Available to order priced from £19,205 OTR, and UK deliveries will begin on September 15.


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PRIDE OF PLACE: Jimmy Fletcher (centre with trophy) with the other winners on the day.

The Middleton Summer Trophy at OlivaNova By Richard Morris THE annual playing of Montgo Golf Society’s Middleton Summer Trophy took place at OlivaNova on Friday. Pride of place went to Jimmy Fletcher who scored 37 points from his 25.4 handicap to win the trophy. Three players scored 36 points and on count back, second place went to defending holder, Gordon Gleeson

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(13.2), third was Neil Carter (8.7) and Ed Wallace (7.1) fourth, with John Dayin fifth place on 35 points from 10.7. Nearest the pins were won by Alain Nozahicat on the third and Mick Farmer on the sixteenth with Pat Casson-Smith and Tony Carroll winning on the fight and eighteenth for the best second shots. There were five two’s today - Pat

Casson-Smith, Ed Wallace, Christiane Gruboeck and Mick Farmer with John Feek taking home two of the coveted Montgo balls. There was a third round match in the Singles Competition which saw Neil Carter defeat Ron Steele three and one. The Society’s next game is at Oliva Nova is on Friday September 14; first tee 9.28am.


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Team GB get off to a golden start at the Paralympics SPORTS SCENE

By Tony Matthews

A former football player and the world’s most prolific author of football books (more than 100 published), Tony is also the sports reporter for Spectrum Radio and lives in the Cabrera mountains.

Wembley) 12 months later. In Group A, Wales welcome Belgium to Cardiff and Scotland entertain Serbia in Glasgow. The Republic of Ireland visit Kazakhstan in Group C, and Northern Ireland compete in Russia in Group F. For the record, last Friday in Monaco, Chelsea got thumped 4-1 by Athletic Bilbao in the European Super Cup, Falcao netting a treble for

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proudly on their horses. With more gongs, silver and bronze medals to come, the tally of 102 secured in Beijing will be bettered, I’m sure.

FORMER world superbike champion James Toseland has married Katie Melua, and Mo Farah has won £250,000 on the TV show The Cube. the Spaniards. The Champions League draw has conjured up some cracking Group ties including Manchester City-Real Madrid, CelticBarcelona, ChelseaJuventus, Manchester United-Galatasaray and Arsenal-Schalke. The competition starts in earnest on September 18/19. And among the third round League Cup-ties on September 25/26 are Carlisle-Spurs, ChelseaWolves, Leeds-Everton, Manchester City-Villa, Manchester UnitedNewcastle and WBA-

Liverpool. Last weekend, WBA completed their best topflight start since 1984 by beating Everton 2-0; Tevez netted his 50th PL goal for Man City in a 3-1 win over QPR; Arsenal won 20 at struggling Liverpool, Van Persie’s hat-trick gave Man Utd a ‘late’ 3-2 win at now bottom club Southampton; West Ham eased home 3-0 v Fulham; and there were draws at Swansea, Wigan, Newcastle and Tottenham (again). Due to the WC qualifiers, there are no Premiership or Championship games this weekend, but the pick of the other matches is the Devon derby between Torquay and Plymouth. A total of 105 transfers took place on deadline day, including Essien (Chelsea to Real Madrid), Adam (Liverpool to Stoke), Sinclair and Maicon (from Swansea and Inter Milan respectively to Man City), Dempsey & Dembele (Fulham to Spurs), Carroll (Liverpool to West Ham), Johnson (Man City to Sunderland), Berbatov (Man United to Fulham), Van der Vaart (Spurs to Hamburg) and Granero (Real Madrid to QPR). Sadly three exfootballers have passed away - Roy Horobin (exWBA/Notts Co), Les Green (Derby County) and Archie Gibson (Leeds). RIP. PARALYMPICS – These Games are turning out to be better than the able-bodied Olympics with Team GB collecting gold medals galore. Swimmers Jessica-Jane Applegate (16) and Ellie

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FOOTBALL – We’ll see action all over Europe (and the world) this coming weekend as several countries (the majority kicking off in the evening) get their respective 2014 World Cup qualifying campaigns under way -their goal, a place in Brazil in two years’ time. England, without Rooney, Carroll, Cole and Young, begin their Group H matches in Moldova, whom they’ve beaten twice before in WC qualifiers 3-0 (in Christinau) in September 1996 and 4-0 (at

Richard Whitehead. Simmonds (17) both smashed records in winning gold… doubleamputee sprinter Richard Whitehead tore up the track… cyclist Sarah Storey roared round the velodrome… David Weir’s wheelchair ignited in the 5,000m… Aled Davies whirled his discus… and dressage riders Natasha Baker (twice) and Sophie Christiansen sat Falcao.

CRICKET – England went 2-1 up in their 50over series with South Africa and retained top ODI status - after Ian Bell inspired a sixwicket victory at Lords last Sunday. Meanwhile, Andrew Strauss has retired, allowing Alastair Cook to take over as Test captain. And this year’s CB40 final will feature Hampshire against Warwickshire. GOLF – Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts are Jose Maria Olazabal’s wild cards in his European Ryder Cup team. And looking ahead, in-form Mojacar-based, Newcastle fan George Crichton from the Valle del Este Golf Society, could make Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles, if his legs hold up! FORMULA ONE – After a crash, bang, wallop start, last Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa was won by Jensen Button with Sebastian Vettel second and Kimi Raikkonen third.


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